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Marine Habitat Mapping

Published date 2021-11-01

JNCC creates and collates marine habitat maps to help target conservation and management of human activities at sea. All our data are published freely. Areas of Work Our marine habitat mapping work fa...

Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA

Published date 2021-11-26

Status: Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (Nature Conservation MPA) The Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA lies in offshore waters to the west of the Shetland Islands. The site is located on the S...

Sustainable global supply chains

Published date 2019-05-22

Trade is becoming increasingly global.  Within the UK, many of the products we consume or use are imported from overseas.  Imports and supply chains, international or local, have impacts on the natura...

Natural capital in the Overseas Territories

Published date 2019-06-20

Natural Capital in the Caribbean and South Atlantic Overseas Territories:  Valuation, Vulnerability and Monitoring Change The UK Overseas Territories are highly dependent on the natural environment fo...

Habitat Extent

Published date 2019-05-23

JNCC works extensively on methods and techniques to support activities involved with assessing habitat extent throughout the UK and Overseas Territories. We work to develop and provide tools and analy...

Razorbill (Alca torda)

Published date 2021-05-20

The following has been adapted from original text by Oscar J. Merne & P. Ian Mitchell in Seabird Populations of Britain and Ireland (with permission from A&C Black, London).   The razorbill is...

RRS James Cook returns from successful collaborative voyage

Published date 2018-07-31

On Friday 6 July, the RRS James Cook sailed into Southampton following a successful three-week expedition to the Celtic Shelf and Bay of Biscay, west of Cornwall. The voyage delivered a unique combina...

North East Faroe-Shetland Channel NCMPA: Blog #3

Published date 2017-10-30

Sid the stonecrab left the house early today to get a head start on his early morning seabed scavenge. At these depths there is no natural light, the water is clear and nearly as cold as that at the p...

North-West Orkney MPA

Published date 2021-08-19

Status: Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area (Nature Conservation MPA) The North-west Orkney MPA is a shallow area lying to the north and west of the Orkney Isles on the Scottish continental shel...

Workshop Reports and Presentations

Published date 2020-04-29

Over the course of this two year project (March 2018–March 2020) on developing a participatory approach to the management of fishing activity in UK offshore MPAs, a series of four workshops were held ...

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