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New JNCC and Marine Scotland Science survey setting sail soon!

Published date 2017-09-20

JNCC and Marine Scotland Science staff are setting sail for the north-eastern Scottish waters in the next scientific survey at the end of October. The focus of this 20-day survey on MRV Scotia are the...

Farewell from Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA

Published date 2021-09-17

The joint 1121S JNCC and MSS survey to Faroe-Shetland Sponge Belt MPA aboard MRV Scotia has come to a close. For much of the survey we have been blessed with flat calm seas, a rare occurrence in this ...

Happy St Patrick’s Day from our Northern Ireland Liaison Officer

Published date 2022-03-17

Today is St Patrick’s Day, so to mark the occasion we have a blog post from our Northern Ireland Liaison Officer. One of JNCC’s major strengths is supporting the delivery of devolved environmental pri...

Our work A–Z

Published date 2023-06-12

Information on our work is provided in the A–Z index below. Click on the relevant link to find out more.  Our resources, including JNCC Reports, other publications and documents, and datasets, are loc...

Simple ARD Service: environmental applications

Published date 2020-07-20

Satellite data has numerous environmental applications in fields including forestry, crop health, flood risk, coastal management, water quality, biodiversity conservation and natural capital assessmen...

Legal basis of our work

Published date 2020-09-01

The legal basis for the JNCC is the Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act 2006. It sets out the composition of the Joint Committee, the purpose of JNCC and the functions of national and...

Marine Protected Area (MPA) training: sharing the benefits of over 10 years’ experience

Published date 2021-03-26

Marine Protected Area (MPA) training: sharing the benefits of over 10 years’ experience For over 10 years, JNCC has been actively involved in providing scientific advice to the governments of England,...

Annual Report and Accounts published

Published date 2021-03-11

Our Report and Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2019 is now available. The financial accounts are complemented by an overview of our key achievements throughout the year. These include: Working ...

Offshore Survey due to commence in the Irish Sea

Published date 2016-10-26

On 30th October 2016, JNCC and Cefas will embark on a survey of Pisces Reef Complex candidate Special Area of Conservation/Site of Community Importance (cSAC/SCI) in the Irish Sea (see map below), abo...

Greater Haig Fras MCZ #Blog2

Published date 2019-05-08

Greater Haig Fras Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) is an offshore Marine Protected Area off the Cornish Coastline which covers 2,041km2 of seabed, larger than the size of West Sussex county. Greater Hai...

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