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Evidence based approach to effect of decommissioning on MPA conservation and ecosystem services

People Involved

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Dr Krysia Mazik
Lecturer. Programme Director MSc Renewable Energy Senior Benthic Ecologist, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS)

Professor Mike Elliott
Professor of Estuarine and Coastal Sciences/ Research Professor, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies

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Mrs Sue Boyes
Senior Marine Policy Researcher, Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies (IECS)

Project Description

Building on existing frameworks, we will develop a Decision Steering Document (DSD) which contains a transparent, defendable and more streamlined procedure for identifying and assessing scientific evidence. The DSD will facilitate decision-making for understanding the impact of decommissioning plans and their potential impacts (positive and negative) on the condition of qualifying features and site integrity of MPAs.

Type of Project Project
Project Acronym DECOM-MPA
Status Project Complete
Funder Natural Environment Research Council
Value £159,178.00
Project Dates Feb 1, 2017 - Jan 31, 2018

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