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MMO Publishes evidence strategy for 2015 to 2018

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published Part 1 of its evidence strategy for the next 5 years.


The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) Evidence Strategy 2015 to 2020 (PDF, 603KB, 36 pages) details what the MMO does, how it does it and how evidence will be used to deliver objectives.

The MMO has a wide and varied remit and it is critical that the decisions it takes can be objectively justified based on the best available evidence. The evidence strategy is key to achieving this aim. As part of its commitment to openness and transparency the MMO is pleased to be able to publish the document for all stakeholders.

The strategy has been developed in conjunction with partners in the scientific, academic and general marine community. It lays the pathway for further collaboration between the MMO and its stakeholders in the gathering of marine evidence.

Dickon Howell (MMO Chief Scientific Officer) said: “Evidence in all forms is crucial to the success of the MMO be it environmental, social or economic and this strategy will ensure that our evidence needs are met, not just now but in the future”.

Published 17 July 2015