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 2020 -2025 sets MMO priorities for evidence that will ensure our delivery is underpinned with excellent science delivered in the most efficient way over the next five years. This strategy readies MMO for the new challenges faced and builds from MMO previous Evidence Strategy 2015 to 2020 .

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.

Evidence reports

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


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

Published 23 May 2018
Last updated 1 February 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updating registers

  2. updates to registers

  3. Updated partnership projects published elsewhere

  4. Project register updated

  5. Evidence register updated with MMO1243

  6. Updated partnership page with ongoing & historic project details

  7. updates to register and ongoing projects

  8. MMO1151 added to evidence register

  9. QA evidence process attachment added to page

  10. Partnerships programs added

  11. Evidence requirements - New section created for fulfilled evidence requirements

  12. R140 added to evidence requirement list

  13. Evidence requirement R142 added to evidence requirements

  14. Updating evidence register with MMO1131

  15. Evidence register updated with: MMO1167, MMO1191, MMO1192, MMO1193, MMO1194

  16. Adding MMO1204 to projects completed in 2020

  17. MMO1163 updated from ongoing to Completed 2020

  18. Addition of R141 to register

  19. Evidence register updated with MMO1164

  20. MMO1184 has been added to projects completed in 2019

  21. Project MMO1204 added to register

  22. updating completed 2019 projects MMO1132

  23. updating projects register

  24. MMO1152 moved to completed 2019

  25. 2019 updates made

  26. Duplicate removed

  27. MMO1135 moved to completed in 2019

  28. MMO1190 moved from ongoing to complete

  29. Alternative use of dredge material in the north east, north west, south east and south west marine plan areas (MMO1190) report link added

  30. move MMO1135 from ongoing to Completed

  31. R32: Innovation and technology are developing at an increasing rate. The MMO needs to understand how to apply these new approaches added

  32. mmo 1155 added

  33. R136 - Seascape quality, value and capacity for change added

  34. New projects added

  35. R095 removed

  36. MMO 1131 added

  37. MMO 1134 added

  38. 129, 130 and 131 updated

  39. 1139 added

  40. First published.