Policy paper

Marine strategy part two: UK marine monitoring programmes

This strategy outlines the monitoring programmes for measuring progress towards Good Environmental Status (GES) in UK seas.



This strategy sets out how we will move towards Good Environmental Status (GES) in our seas over the next 6 years.

It covers:

  • the updated monitoring programmes used to gather data to assess the state of the UK’s seas
  • the progress we have made since 2014
  • issues and opportunities for monitoring that we aim to address in the near future

It is an update to the UK Marine Strategy part two published in 2014.

Published 5 August 2014
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