On line tool providing access to the marine planning evidence base

UK CP England - Marine Evidence Base

Abstract: 

The Marine Planning Evidence Base presents information on all sectors and activities submitted to support the development of marine plans, including environmental, economic and social data.

Sea Basin(s): 
Country: 
Year: 
2016
Application in MSP: 
Applied in an MSP process
Sectors: 
Not sector specific
Type of Issue: 
Data
Type of practice: 
Methodology
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Stocktake
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
No
Coherence with other processes: 
Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Questions this practice may help answer

  • What data is available to support planning in England?
  • How can data be made accessible to stakeholders, to enable review / submission of new data?
  • How can interactive tools for planning be designed?

Implementation Context

To support the development of marine planning in England, the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), the responsible authority for marine planning, undertook a number of activities to facilitate MSP mechanisms across the six marine plan regions (which will total 10 marine plans). This included development of an on-line tool to present the evidence available for marine planning in England, enabling access to data and with the option to verify / add data where relevant.

The marine planning evidence base presents information on all sectors and activities submitted to support the development of marine plans, including environmental, economic and social data. Data included comes from a range of sources, including the Marine Management Organisation, delivery partners and industry. By providing access to the marine planning evidence base the MMO aims to ensure that data is robust, fit for purpose and relevant to marine planning.

Aspects / Objectives

  • Provide an online tool to enable access for stakeholders to view data relevant to their area of interest
  • To provide interactive capacity, enabling stakeholders to review, identify problems and submit data

Method

Development of an on-line tool.

Main Outputs / Results

On-line tool available here: http://mis.marinemanagement.org.uk/marine-planning-evidence-base

Transferability

The content of the tool is relevant to England only however the design of such a portal is relevant to other countries considering similar approaches.

Contact Person

Marine Management Organisation

Lancaster House

Hampshire Court

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE4 7YH

0300 123 1032

info@marinemanagement.org.uk

www.marinemanagement.org.uk

Responsible Entity

Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

Costs / Funding Source

Marine Management Organisation (MMO)

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