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:
tel 01733 866844 or Email: Communications@jncc.gov.uk
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.
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.
This project is focused on producing a series of Conceptual Ecological Models (CEMs) for the marine habitat ‘Shallow Sublittoral Mixed Sediments’.
This project is focused on producing a series of Conceptual Ecological Models (CEMs) for the marine habitat ‘Shallow Sublittoral Sand’.
JNCC commissioned the Ecosystems Knowledge Network to develop an information resource on the wide range of analytical tools focused on the needs of potential users. The aim of this ‘Tool Assessor’ is to aid the practical application of the natural capital, green infrastructure and ecosystem service concepts in day-to-day land-use decision-making in the UK.
Marine EcoSol was contracted by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) to analyse seabed imagery collected in 2014 from the Solan Bank Reef Site of Community Importance (SCI). This report details the video and stills analysis methods employed and summary results of the analysis.
The aim of this report is to determine whether the inshore areas of Belfast Lough, or a part thereof, meet the UK SPA Selection Guidelines in respect of the numbers of inshore waterbirds outside the breeding season (Stroud et al 2001).