Delivering Marine Licensing in England 2011 - 2014 As Head of Marine Licensing at the MMO during the transition to the current regime under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009, Dickon Howell led the delivery of a new marine licensing system and decision making process for England that regulated infrastructure development from the coastal zone to offshore. He was responsible for ensuring that this system was implemented in the MMO and that the effectiveness of decision making could be monitored.
Delivering Marine Planning in England 2010 - 2016 As Head of Marine Planning and then Chief Planning Officer at the Marine Management Organisation, Steve Brooker was responsible for the development of marine planning and the process for the production of England’s first marine plans, held up as best practice across the UK, Europe and world-wide.
Delivering Science for Marine Management 2014 - 2016As Chief Scientific Advisor to the MMO, Dickon Howell held a key position in the UK government for the delivery of marine science and its application to proportionate regulation and governance. His front line experience of the challenges associated with marine management gave him a unique perspective on the strategic direction and delivery of marine science both in the MMO and the UK Government. During this time, Dickon oversaw the production of the MMO Evidence Strategy which sets out the MMO priorities for evidence that will ensure marine management is underpinned with excellent science delivered in the most efficient way.