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Evidence and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

Marine Management Organisation evidence strategy, requirements and reports

Our seas are vast and complex and there is much still to learn and understand about their delicate ecosystems. Access to high quality evidence is critical to this.

Evidence influences much of our work, ensuring we continue to make informed decisions using the most up to date research to manage the increasing demands on the marine environment and its resources

Evidence strategy

The Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) Evidence Strategy 2015 to 2020, sets out our evidence requirements and how they will be delivered over the next five years, increasing access to high quality research and improving understanding of the marine environment.

Part 1 of the strategy was published in July 2015. It identifies and prioritises evidence gaps and sets out existing delivery functions and the associated evidence base for these functions.

Part 2 of the strategy was published August 2016. It sets out how knowledge exchange, partnership and influencing research will be used to deliver our future evidence requirements.

Evidence requirements

As part of the strategy development we reviewed our evidence requirements. Each evidence requirement has a more detailed Evidence Delivery Plan. This includes research requirements, how the evidence will be used, a proposed method for filling the gap and a summary of existing evidence and current activity.

Read our evidence requirements register or see below for our current evidence requirement delivery plans.

Evidence reports

Knowledge sharing and collaboration is an important part of our evidence strategy. All our evidence reports are published and available online.

Search our evidence projects register

Evidence reports published before March 2014 are available from the national archives.

Contact

For further information on our evidence strategy, evidence requirements or published reports email the MMO evidence team.

Evidence requirements

  1. Evidence requirements for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

    • Research and analysis

Evidence projects

The MMO has published a register of our evidence projects that we will update as each new project is initiated or published.

  1. Evidence projects register

    • Research and analysis
  2. Modelling marine recreation potential in England (MMO 1064)

    • Research and analysis
  3. Mapping UK shipping density and routes from AIS (MMO 1066)

    • Research and analysis
  4. Review of environmental data associated with post-consent monitoring of licensing conditions of offshore windfarms (MMO 1031)

    • Research and analysis
  5. Scoping a robust strategic assessment tool for co-existance of activities in marine plan areas (MMO 1049)

    • Research and analysis
  6. Seascape assessment for the South marine plan areas (MMO 1037)

    • Research and analysis
  7. Exploring the potential of using Office for National Statistics (ONS) data for Marine Planning (MMO 1075)

    • Research and analysis
  8. Guidance for marine licensing staff to support the implementation of marine planning policies for socio-economics, tourism and seascape (MMO 1078)

    • Research and analysis
  9. Method and data to monitor the social outcomes of marine plans (MMO 1061)

    • Research and analysis
  10. Social impacts and interactions between marine sectors (MMO 1060)

    • Research and analysis
  11. Development of criteria to define exempt tracers (MMO 1067)

    • Research and analysis
  12. Scoping the opportunities and challenges to using a core fishing grounds approach to develop a spatial marine plan policy for fishing (MMO 1074)

    • Research and analysis
  13. Use of beneficial dredge materials in the South inshore and offshore marine plan areas (MMO 1073)

    • Research and analysis
  14. A strategic framework for scoping cumulative effects (MMO 1055)

    • Research and analysis
  15. Integration of Ecosystem Approach into Marine Planning (MMO 1048)

    • Research and analysis
  16. Modelled Mapping of Continuous Underwater Noise Generated by Activities (MMO 1097)

    • Research and analysis
  17. High level review of current UK action level (MMO1053)

    • Research and analysis
  18. Review of the Marine Planning Monitoring and Evaluation Framework and Development of Baselines (MMO1087)

    • Research and analysis
  19. Evidence Supporting the Use of Environmental Remediation to Improve Water Quality in the South Marine Plan Areas (MMO1105)

    • Research and analysis
  20. Potential spatial effects of climate change in the South and East Marine Plan Areas (MMO1077)

    • Research and analysis
  21. Follow on to the development of Spatial Models of Essential Fish Habitat for the South Inshore and Offshore Marine Plan Areas (MMO1096)

    • Research and analysis