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MMO launches new Marine Information System (MIS)

The Marine Information System (MIS) is an interactive tool for marine licensing applicants and decision makers, supporting marine plan implementation.

Marine Information System (MIS) homepage screen

Today the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) launches the enhanced Marine Information System (MIS).

Website address:

MIS now benefits from a host of features including new user friendly website design and increased functionality. It displays policies for all adopted marine plans in an accessible online format and provides examples of how to consider these policies. More information will also be added to the tool in the coming months:

Highlights of the enhanced MIS include:

  • a gateway to access marine plans as they are developed across England’s marine area

  • policy considerations for marine plans that will inform plan users during application and decision-making processes

  • multi-layer Geographical Information System based mapping information, allowing a locally focussed search of activities and resources and including display of marine licensing data

  • refreshed website layout allowing the display of all marine plans and their policies (once adopted)

  • a policy check tool which enables users to search for marine plan policies within a user defined geographical area

  • accessibility via mobile devices and tablets.

Customers and stakeholders are encouraged to access MIS to inform marine licence applications and help apply marine plans in decision making – whether that be submitting applications as a proponent, or when undertaking statutory duties as a public body in line with the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

If you have any queries on MIS or would like to provide us with feedback or enhancement suggestions please contact

Published 8 July 2015
Last updated 10 July 2015 + show all updates
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