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Marine Protected Areas
E-zine: Winter 2021

Three large projects are building knowledge and tools to manage Marine Protected Areas around the island of Ireland and western Scotland. This e-zine shares some recent highlights.

The teams of the COMPASS, SeaMonitor and MarPAMM project wish all readers a wonderful holiday season and a good start into 2022, which will see the completion of our work.

MarPAMM Website COMPASS Website SeaMonitor Website
COMPASS News COMPASS Logo
Digital portal
Digital portal launched
COMPASS has launched a digital portal that provides access to the marine data from the project and from partner organisations and a variety of visualisation tools including dashboards and story maps.
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Impact and legacy COMPASS
The fourth annual COMPASS project meeting, held as a webinar on 2-3 November, focused on achievements but also considered how to continue the important observational programmes beyond the project period.
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Impact and legacy COMPASS
Jennifer Scott
Meet our scientists: Jennifer Scott
Jennifer measures carbon dioxide in the surface waters of Loch Ewe using a sensor on a monitoring buoy. Combined with other measurements she explores the effects of increasing atmospheric CO2 concentrations on the chemistry of seawater and the entire coastal environment.
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Meet our scientists: Susanna Quer
In November marine mammal scientist Susanna joined an expedition to the Minch and the Sea of the Hebrides aboard MRV Scotia to service scientific moorings that gather data about the seasonal distribution of whales and dolphins.
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Meet our scientists: Susanna Quer

Check out the COMPASS twitter account @Compass_MPA

SeaMonitor News SeaMonitor Logo
International effort puts SeaMonitor ahead of schedule
Staff from the Ocean Tracking Network base at Dalhousie University helped the SeaMonitor team retrieve and redeploy “Europe’s largest fish counter,” harvesting data to improve how we protect vulnerable species.
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International effort puts SeaMonitor ahead of schedule
Check out the latest SeaMonitor publication
Check out the latest SeaMonitor publication
After a successful year of fieldwork despite the pandemic, SeaMonitor researchers recently published an article on the movement of Atlantic salmon in free-standing bodies of water.
Read the Paper
Q&A with Morgane Pommier
Morgane is a SeaMonitor PhD student who uses data collected from static acoustic receivers and glider deployments to model cetacean distribution and noise near the Malin to Islay front.
Meet Morgane
Meet Morgane

For the latest SeaMonitor News follow @SeaMonitor1

MarPAMM News MarPAMM Logo
How will seabirds fare under climate change?
How will seabirds fare under climate change?
New MarPAMM reports predict dramatic changes in the distribution of seabirds over the next three decades. We modelled how climate change will affect different species of seabirds and suggest how this new knowledge might inform MPA management plans.
Read Results
Explore the MPAs of the MarPAMM Irish regions
A new StoryMap allows visitors to explore 16 of the 44 marine protected areas in the North Channel – North Coast and Co Down – Co Louth regions. Find out about key species and habitats, the benefits the sea provides to us, and how the different local communities envisage their future MPAs.
Dive in
Explore the MPAs of the MarPAMM Irish regions
New film explains how MarPAMM improves MPAs
New film explains how MarPAMM improves MPAs
Find out what the MarPAMM project team does to make MPAs work both for the protection and conservation of marine species and habitats and the people and communities that live by and make a living from MPAs in the project region.
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Follow us on Twitter @MarPAMM_project

These projects are supported by the European Union's INTERREG VA Programme, managed by the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB). The views and opinions expressed in this e-zine do not necessarily reflect those of the European Commission or the Special EU Programmes Body (SEUPB).

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