Report 624
UK Marine Pressures-Activities Database “PAD”: Methods Report
(2018)
Robson, L.M., Fincham, J., Peckett, F.J., Frost, N., Jackson, C., Carter, A.J. & Matear, L.
The pressures-activities database “PAD” (2018) is a revised version of the PAD (2015) developed by JNCC using the outputs of the Defra-commissioned contract ME5218 (Defra 2015).
 

Summary

 

JNCC have re-developed the PAD, firstly to re-format and update it to align with NE’s advice on operations and Marine Scotland/Scottish Natural Heritage’s FeAST tools to the extent possible, whilst still maintaining much of the evidence base collated under project ME5218, and secondly to include additional activities relevant to the offshore that were not included in the 2015 version or the existing tools.

Whilst the key driver for the PAD (2018) update is to support the advice on operations for UK offshore Marine Protected Areas (MPAs), it will also be used for other areas of work including non-MPA projects such as the development of biodiversity indicators for the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

The overall aim is to provide a UK-level product that can be used for inshore and offshore waters, within or outwith of MPAs.

The Pressures-Activities Database can be accessed here.

 

Download 

 

You will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader to view this document.
 
ISSN 0963-8091
 
Please cite as: Robson, L.M., Fincham, J., Peckett, F.J., Frost, N., Jackson, C., Carter, A.J. & Matear, L., (2018), UK Marine Pressures-Activities Database “PAD”: Methods Report, JNCC Report 624, ISSN 0963-8091