Marine monitoring procedural guideline: Remotely Operated Vehicles in sublittoral habitats

Name of customer organisation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Contract Start date: 26 September 2017

Contract completion date: 11 December 2017

The aims of this project were to produce new Procedural...

Marine monitoring procedural guideline: Autonomous Underwater Vehicles in sublittoral habitats

Name of customer organisation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Contract Start date:18 December 2017

Contract completion date:16 March 2018

The aim of the project was to create new Procedural Guidelines (PGs)...

Assigning the EUNIS Classifications to UK’s Offshore Regional Seas

Name of customer organisation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

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JNCC wishes to improve the quality of their conservation advice and required evidence to tailor more detailed sensitivity assessments. Sensitivity...

Feasibility study for a Marine Natural Capital Asset Index for Scotland

Name of customer organisation: Scottish Natural Heritage

Contract Start date :20 June 2018

Contract completion date: 19 September 2018

Since 2011, Scotland has published an annual Natural Capital Asset Index (NCAI),...

South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)

Name of customer organisation: South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI)

Contract Start date : 25/07/2018

Contract completion date:  21/09/2018

The MBA and University of Plymouth experts were...

Assessing the sensitivity of the ecosystem services provided by maerl, seagrass beds and Sabellaria spinulosa reefs to human pressures

Name of customer organisation: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Contract start date: March 2019

Contract completion: April 2019

The Marine Biological Association of the UK, worked with Dr Bryony Pearce of...

Description of contract: Development of JNCC Marine Ecosystem Services Optimisation models

Customer organisation name: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)

Contract Start Date: 22 November 2018

Contract End Date: 31 March 2019

The Joint Nature Conservation Committee is the public body that advises the UK...

Recreational and Commercial Anchoring and Mooring Impacts in Marine Protected Areas in Wales and England

The Objective of this project was to develop the evidence base for mooring and anchoring impacts in marine protected areas (MPAs) and appropriate management options to inform MPA management.  This work comprised: 1) a review of the evidence on impacts of anchoring and mooring, 2) collation...

Habitats Directive Recreational Assessment

To support the Habitat Regulations Assessment of the Plymouth Sound and Estuaries European Marine Site, Plymouth City Council on behalf of the Tamar Estuaries Consultative Forum (TECF) has commissioned the MBA to collect and analyse evidence of recreational activities to assess the likely exposure...

Information Needs of a Celtic Seas Web Portal

This project was aimed to support stakeholders in understanding the requirements and implementing the MSFD in the Celtic Seas, one of the sub regions of the North East Atlantic Regional Sea. There were two parts to this work:

1) Identification and provision of a detailed list of specific...