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MCA releases 2018 Health Check Trends for harbour authorities

12/04/2019

The annual Health Check Trends review has recently been released by the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, highlighting improvements, best practice and ongoing issues identified at seven ports last year.

White paper: Why we need a Statutory System of Marine Environmental Net Gain

14/03/2019

UK marine habitats and species continue to experience some notable declines. This represents a serious failure of existing marine conservation policy and practice.

Reducing the Burden of Environmental Assessments - Challenges and Solutions

07/03/2019

As a general rule, Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) and associated Environmental Statements (ESs) have tended to grow in length and complexity over the years and this can place an extra burden on those charged with preparing and reviewing them.

Another Weather Downtime Express update

06/03/2019

ABPmer’s weather downtime calculator has increasingly become the go-to tool to understand and manage the risk working offshore brings.

ABPmer to speak on Brexit impact at Scottish Seafood Summit

04/03/2019

Suzannah Walmsley, ABPmer Fisheries specialist, will be speaking at the Scottish Seafood Summit on Wednesday 27 March. Hosted by leading industry body Seafish, the Summit will provide insight and debate on the impact of the UK’s exit of the European Union to the seafood industry. 

New managed realignment completed by RSPB Scotland and performing well

01/03/2019

On 3 October 2018, RSBP Scotland completed a new realignment project at their Skinflats nature reserve on the Firth of Forth. The final stage of this work involved excavating a 25m-wide breach in the seawall.

Biosecurity Planning in a nutshell

27/02/2019

Biosecurity Plans have been a condition of several recent marine licences issued by British regulators (a new development).

Is it time to standardise GIS Colour Palettes?

22/02/2019

GIS software packages provide a wide variety of predefined colour palettes and options for user-created colour schemes in mapping. However, such easy access to the full colour spectrum can introduce problems that undermine the core purpose of the map in communicating information.

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