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UKDMOS – have you tried it?

UKDMOS, for the uninitiated, is the UK Directory of Marine Observing Systems, an online tool giving information on marine monitoring programmes being carried out in the UK. There is a basic requirement to know ‘where, when and what’ is being monitored in the marine environment for: policy makers and organisations to maintain an overview of [...]

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You’ve probably been wondering why we’ve been so quiet recently…

Over the last few months we’ve been busy planning and delivering a series of six workshops across the Celtic Seas (that’s England, France, Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland, Scotland and Wales!) The majority of the workshops have now taken place with the exception of the Republic of Ireland workshop, which is taking place next month. [...]

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We’re recruiting!

An excellent opportunity for those with experience in stakeholder engagement and marine policy. Dublin Regional Authority is recruiting a Project Officer to work on the Celtic Seas Partnership. Project Officer, Celtic Seas Partnership Dublin Regional Authority Salary dependent on experience (but not to exceed €45,000 per annum) Fixed Term to December 2016 Co. Dublin The [...]

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Have your say on ideas for MSFD measures

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) has been introduced by the European Commission  to bring about Good Environmental Status in our seas. What does this mean? What does Good Environmental Status look like? The aim is to get our seas back to their former glory and for marine activities and industry to be managed in [...]

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Commission report paints worrying picture of Europe’s seas

Poor implementation, poor coordination, poor integration. This, in a nutshell, is the Commission’s view of progress in implementing the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) so far. In 2012, Member States reported on the current condition of their seas and defined what Good Environmental Status will look like. They also established targets and indicators for knowing [...]

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Coastal Futures food for thought

Last week we attended the Coastal Futures conference in London. In two days we saw 35 speakers covering a huge range of topics, including recent scientific discoveries on Rockall, advances in technology of Marine Autonomous Systems, and updates on progress with the network of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the UK. It was a really [...]

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Scientific workshop in Liverpool, January 2014

We are holding a scientific workshop this January looking at developing ICZM (Integrated Coastal Zone Management) guidelines and ecosystem services assessment tools. The workshop is taking place at the University of Liverpool on Tuesday 14 January 2014. Through this workshop we want to bring together scientists and practitioners with expertise and interests related to Marine [...]

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Celtic Seas Partnership launches in Liverpool

Our launch workshop in Liverpool last month was a great success with support from government, industry, sea users and scientists across the Celtic Seas. Getting this support was key for us – we want the project to deliver results that will help you to implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) and achieve Good Environmental [...]

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