JNCC publishes reports arising from its scientific work on a
wide range of topics under the series title JNCC Reports (ISSN 0963
8091). For more details contact the communications team:
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Through the Seabed Mapping Working Group the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) organised a workshop aimed at developing a joint plan for carrying out the recommendations of Strong (2015), to develop “uncertainty reduction solutions” (URSs).
This report provides details for the common methodology and approach which was adopted for the community analysis. This includes methods for the data handling and analysis of infaunal and epifaunal datasets, how the epifaunal data was used to support the infaunal analysis and how any associated geophysical acoustic data were used to provide contextual information.
This report explores the marine ecosystem components and processes that influence potential ecosystem service delivery, identifies which components and processes are deemed critical in the delivery process, gathers spatial data regarding ecosystem components and processes, and maps the potential for ecosystem service delivery in the UK marine environment based on these data.
This report documents the statistical analyses carried out by JNCC on benthic community data collected from MB0120 surveys acquired in three offshore MCZs which were designated in the second tranche of MCZs (January 2016).
In 2015 JNCC partially funded BGS and Cefas to carry out a semi-automated mapping of rock at the seabed surface in Charting Progress 2 (CP2) regions 3 and 4 (adjusted for the new EEZ boundary). The aim was to demonstrate a method that maximises the benefits of both automated mapping approaches and in-depth geological knowledge, and that would subsequently be applicable to other sea areas around the UK.
JNCC aimed to develop a simple, adaptable and transparent confidence assessment system that produces a qualitative score indicating the likelihood of a particular habitat being correctly mapped within a study area.
This JNCC-commissioned report represents Phase 2 of the project to develop and improve the understanding of the effects that human activities have on sublittoral rock habitats in the UK, and focuses on the findings of the sensitivity assessments conducted on the ecological groups proposed in Phase 1 (JNCC Report 589A).
This report represents Phase 1 of this JNCC-commissioned project and focuses upon the recommendation and rationale of ecological groups based upon species characteristics previously defined by Tillin and Tyler-Waters (2013) and Alexander et al (2015).
The aim of this project was to examine enumerated faunal data using various multivariate statistical techniques to elucidate the underlying faunal communities present within each Marine Conservation Zone. The assessments made on the faunal communities were then used to inform assignment of biotopes, summarising the communities and habitats present.
This report was commissioned to help JNCC better understand the ongoing development of Integrated Reporting , with a particular focus on where it can improve the accounting for, and management of, Natural Capital by business. The project was mainly concerned with the management of Natural Capital in the UK, but has also drawn on expertise and evidence from other countries where it has been deemed relevant to UK operations.