Information and links to help you navigate the world of marine policy.

Government Resources 

 Government reports and legislation concerning the coastal and marine environment


25 Year Environment Plan

January 2018

Report from the Government outlining the plan to improve the natural environment within the next 25 years.

Click here to access the full report


Future of the Sea

March 2018

Report from the Government Office for Science assessing important future challenges and opportunities for the UK’s marine environment.

Click here to access the full report


Marine Conservation Zones in England

July 2015

Research briefing from the House of Commons Library outlining the selection and designation of MCZ’s in England.


Marine Science

March 2013

Report from the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s inquiry into Marine Science and the government’s response.

Click here to access the full report and the government response


Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

November 2009

Government legislation to improve management and protection of the UK’s marine and coastal environment

 

Policy Guides 

Reports and links from other institutions explaining how to effectively engage with policy makers 


British Ecological Society’s Policy Guides

The British Ecological Society has produced a number of fantastic policy guides that provide practical advice for scientists interesting engaging with policy makers.

Click here to find out more


NERC – Science into Policy

A NERC produced guide explaining the policy process on the national and international scale and how to effectively communicate with policy makers.


A Guide to Engaging with Government for Academics

A report produced by the Government Office for Science outlining how the government engages with academics.