Research and analysis
Future trends analysis for marine sectors, activities and protected areas
- Marine Management Organisation
- Part of:
- Evidence and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Marine environment
- First published:
- 10 August 2016
- Last updated:
- 26 August 2016, see all updates
Evidence requirement R053: Understand the changes affecting marine plan areas in the North West, North East, South East and South West over the next 20 years
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Understand the changes affecting marine plan areas in the North West, North East, South East and South West over the next 20 years.
Assessments should include:
- likely trends
- resulting changes in sector size, distribution and activity levels
- anticipated social, economic and environmental impacts associated with these changes
Assessments should also consider marine plan areas’ futures and focus on marine protected areas within the marine plan areas.
Spatial information is preferred but is not dependent on a complex predictive model. Scenarios are not a critical component, but would be considered useful
- provide insight into likely development of sectors over the period of the marine plans, influencing policy development for future development of sectors including economic, social and environmental impacts
- form part of the evidence base for marine planning
- help to identify issues that marine plans need to deal with
- inform decisions on future management of marine protected areas, potentially highlighting where activity that would affect marine protected areas will change over time
Cefas, Natural England, Environment Agency, JNCC
2018, Quarter 2
Published: 10 August 2016
Updated: 26 August 2016
- Document updated
- First published.