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Voyage of Discovery: RRS Discovery Expedition to Ascension Island and St Helena

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RRS Discovery

In November 2021, Blue Belt Programme scientists and key partners will depart on a 9000 mile expedition to Ascension Island and St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean. Currently finalising both the scientific objectives and preparing all of the necessary …

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 …

Pulling back the "Blue Curtain" in the UK Overseas Territories

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Blue shark at Tristan da Cunha

Cefas project lead, Dr Paul Whomersley: The oceans are rich and wondrous, hosting diverse wildlife and incredible species beneath the surface. But at a time when ocean resilience and productivity are declining, it is more important than ever to look …

"Marine noise budgets" – a new method to manage the impact of underwater noise

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Cefas scientists have published a study which proposes a new methodology to manage the impact of underwater noise on marine life. The work, titled “Marine Noise Budgets in Practice” and published in the journal Conservation Letters, allows policy makers to …