Management of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) to protect marine biodiversity requires information and analysis on the location and sensitivity of features of interest as well as knowledge of the activities which could exert pressure on these features. Alongside this, any management approach must be driven by the legislative requirements and underpinned by the analysis of the evidence.
HMC can provide advice on innovative approaches to managing MPAs using a wide range of measures ranging from voluntary, community led measures, to the imposition of statutory byelaws or licensing regimes
We can provide the following services
Advice and expertise on all aspects of designating and managing Marine Protected Areas
Advice on marine conservation policy development
Advice on the implementation and enforcement of Marine Protected Areas
The use of earth observation in managing Marine Protected Areas