Tag Archives: marine policy

Time-series datasets are crucial to delivering Good Environmental Status

We are on a mission in Europe to achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) for our seas (Who cares about the MSFD?). As with many marine policy or conservation efforts, good data are critical to success. When it comes to GES, … Continue reading

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Funded PhD at Plymouth Uni: Ecology and distribution of European sea bass

“Ecology and distribution of European Sea Bass in inshore and coastal waters in South West England” This one isn’t plankton-related, but my colleagues @Dr_Emma_Sheehan and @MJAttrill are looking for a PhD student to carry out a funded project examining South … Continue reading

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Who cares about the Marine Strategy Framework Directive?

Europe’s Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is the most important piece of marine legislation that you have never heard of (unless you’re interested marine conservation). More encompassing than the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy, which is often cited in the news … Continue reading

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UK House of Lords: Regional cooperation key to managing North Sea marine environment

The UK House of Lords has declared the North Sea marine environment under ‘severe pressure’ from human activity and blue growth development. The North Sea urgently requires conservation measures to reduce biodiversity loss from these pressures and protect North Sea … Continue reading

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Preparing for my next sci-pol Asian adventure!

Next Friday, Oct 17, I depart for a three week science-policy trip to Asia. Like my Japan trip in May, I’ve been planning this adventure for months. It started when I was invited by Sanae Chiba (JAMSTEC) and David Checkley … Continue reading

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Science-policy at Challenger 2014

So have we all recovered from Challenger 2014? For those of you who didn’t attend, the 16th biannual Challenger Conference for Marine Science was held in Plymouth last week. It was a fantastic week full of research talks, posters, stimulating … Continue reading

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