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New research sheds light on marine biodiversity of South Sandwich Islands

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Shaped by ice and fire, the volcanic South Sandwich Islands are a remote sub-Antarctic archipelago that have remained largely uninhabited since their discovery by polar explorers in the 18th century. In winter, sea ice extends northwards across the two hundred …

Introducing the Marine Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment Programme (mNCEA)

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Following a successful proof of concept year, the Marine Natural Capital and Ecosystem Assessment (mNCEA) programme began on 1 April. What is mNCEA and why is it important Our vision it to create a platform for a thriving marine environment, …

Cefas and industry science collaborations: Fisheries monitoring, the electronic age

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This is the second in a series of short blogs focussing on Cefas’ fisheries science work in partnership with the fishing industry. Cefas Scientist, Rebecca Skirrow, who is the technical lead on Cefas’ Scientific Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) Programme, is …

Monitoring the impact of climate change: The Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network and British Antarctic Territory

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Ryder Bay, BAS

In the latest of our blog series on the Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network, we hear from Simon Morley at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) about what this project means for the British Antarctic Territory (BAT). Simon Morley, British Antarctic …

Enhancing knowledge and protection: St Helena and the Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network

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Whaleshark

St Helena is an oceanic island located in the tropical South Atlantic. Home to a fantastic array of marine biodiversity, it is one of the ten UK Overseas Territories that are part of the new Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network. …

The Blue Belt Programme: looking back on 2020/2021

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Surveying coral reefs Pitcairn Islands

Kylie Bamford, Head of Marine Conservation for the UK Overseas Territories, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: The Blue Belt Programme supports delivery of the UK government’s commitment to provide long term protection and sustainable management of marine environments across the …

Answering unknowns in Anguilla: the new Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network

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Spinny Lobster Anguilla

The recently announced Global Ocean Wildlife Analysis Network will collect unique and important data from across ten UK Overseas Territories, increasing our knowledge and ability to support the protection of these valuable marine environments. The new underwater network of Baited …

Balancing trade-offs for offshore activities? How we reviewed compensatory measures and their role in meeting net zero goals

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Wind turbines in front of sunset

Offshore wind developments exist among other marine activities, how do we balance them and is compensation suitable in order to meet net zero goals? The UK’s marine area is becoming increasingly busy with multiple users from different sectors all making …