The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently going through the process of marine planning for English marine waters. During consultations, stakeholders expressed a desire for a national dataset to be developed to identify sites suitable for coastal and marine habitat creation or restoration. ABPmer were commissioned to help develop such a dataset and identify which […]

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A generalisable integrated natural capital methodology for targeting investment in coastal defence Katrina Davis & colleagues Coastal ecosystems, such as saltmarsh, produce a range of ecosystem services that underpin human well-being. In the UK, and globally, saltmarsh extent and quality is declining due to coastal squeeze, deteriorating water quality, and agricultural activities. Here, we develop […]

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The  2015 MCCIP Report Card on marine biodiversity legislation showed that climate change is likely to have significant impacts on the UK’s marine protected areas and their features but identified a lack of advice on how protected features should be managed to build resilience to climate change. MCCIP has therefore worked with some of the UK’s […]

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The CBESS (A hierarchical approach to the examination of the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem service flows across coastal margins) project has produced a free tool for predicting and mapping carbon stock in salt marshes. The tool is for governmental and non-governmental organisations that have interests in salt marshes and are seeking information about natural carbon […]

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