Marine Protected Sites Downloads

 


Please use the links below to download the Marine Protected Sites datasets that you are interested in. These datasets are periodically updated, if you wish to be kept informed when new updates are released please sign up.

 
Offshore MPAs Spreadsheet - Updated 31st May 2019 (42 Kb)
Offshore MPAs Shapefile - Updated 31st May 2019 (16.6 Mb)
 
SACs with Marine Components Spreadsheet – Updated 29th March 2019 (48 KB)
The Special Areas of Conservation with Marine Components Shapefile can be downloaded from the JNCC Protected sites GIS download page
 
SPAs with Marine Components Spreadsheet – Updated 26th November 2018 (76KB)
The Special Protection Areas with Marine Components Shapefile can be downloaded from the JNCC Protected sites GIS download page
 
UK submission to the OSPAR MPA network
JNCC submits MPAs to the OSPAR Commission on behalf of the UK contracting parties, under the Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic. All UK MPAs are nominated as OSPAR MPAs (including SACs with marine components, SPAs with marine components, Marine Conservation Zones and Nature Conservation MPAs), with the exception of sites that are either: proposed but not yet designated; proposed for a site extension; or, designated but awaiting confirmation of the site’s protected features. OSPAR MPAs are clipped to their marine area and therefore their boundaries may differ from the boundaries of the underpinning UK protected sites , especially for coastal sites straddling land and sea. For the complete boundaries of UK MPAs, please refer to our other boundary datasets (above). The OSPAR UK MPA boundaries and attribute information are available to download directly from the OSPAR MPA map tool and are also available on .
 
Re-use of the data is subject to the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 including attribution of the relevant copyright holders. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/version/
 
If you re-use this information you must acknowledge the source in your product or application by including or linking to the following attribution statements:
   Contains Joint Nature Conservation Committee data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains Natural England data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains Scottish Natural Heritage data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains Natural Resources Wales data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains Northern Ireland Environment Agency data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains UK Hydrographic Office data © copyright and database right [year].
   Contains Ordnance Survey data © Crown copyright and database right [year].
 
Please contact us should you have any queries regarding any of these downloads.