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NORTHUMBERLAND MARINE - Marine protected area (OSPAR )

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  • Country:
    United Kingdom
  • Name of MPA:
    NORTHUMBERLAND MARINE
  • Designation in national language:
    Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Status:
    Designated
  • Status year:
    2017
  • WDPA ID::
    555624873
  • WDPA PID::
    555624873
Marine Areas Network Map

General information

  • WDPA ID : 555624873
  • WDPA PID : 555624873
  • Name of MPA: NORTHUMBERLAND MARINE
  • Original name of MPA: Northumberland Marine
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Designation in national language: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation in English: Marine protected area (OSPAR )
  • Designation type: international
  • IUCN Category:
  • Reported marine area: 884,98 km²
  • Calculated total area: 883,45 km²
  • Calculated marine area: 881,68 km²
  • Status: Designated
  • Status year: 2017
  • OSPAR region: Greater North Sea
  • Management authority name:
  • Management authority web site:

  • OSPAR conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Site conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported
  • Additional conservation objectives/aims:
    • Data not reported

Marine species and habitats

Warning : Non-exhaustive list of species and habitats with statuses, provided by the manager.

  • Inventory of marine species present with protection status Data not reported
  • Inventory of marine habitats present with protection status Data not reported

Uses and activities

  • Human activities currently known to be occurring within the site:

Governance

  • Governing body:Data not reported
    • Structure(s) responsible for implementing management measures, the management plan and taking regulatory decisions and measures
      • National public authority: Data not reported
      • Regional or local public authority: Data not reported
      • International body : Data not reported

    Resources (staff, equipment and financial)

    • Number of permanent staff: Data not reported
    • Number of seasonal staff: Data not reported
    • Annual full-time equivalents: Data not reported
    • Number of MPA staff empowered to enforce the MPA regulations: Data not reported
    • Equipment and facilities available
      • Data not reported
    • Average total annual budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual operating budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual equipment budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Average annual external support budget over the last 5 years: Data not reported euros
    • Funding sources:
      • Data not reported

    Management plan

    • Is the MPA management documented? Partial
    • Comments : Draft Conservation objectives & advice on operations (published March 2018). Spatial information on magic mapping tool.
    • Are the measures to achieve the conservation objectives being implemented? Partial
    • Comments : Licensable activities are subject to HRA which considers the likelihood of causing a threat or pressure and ensures mitigation where required. For non-licensable activities, not all identified actions have yet been implemented but are in progress.
    • Is monitoring in place to assess if measures are working? Partial
    • Comments : Some monitoring of feature abundance is in place, but little other attribute monitoring feeds into the process. Compliance monitoring of conditions for licensable activities and management measures in place where applicable by responsible authorities.
    • Is the MPA moving towards or has reached its conservation objectives? Unknown
    • Comments : Condition assessments for SPA features are only available at national level currently.
    • Number of management plan versions since the official designation of the MPA:

    Regulation

    • National legal status:
      • International legal status:
        • Type of enforcement within the MPA:
          • Data not reported
        • Human uses and activities in the MPA subject to regulations: None

        Monitoring

        • Type of monitoring programs implemented: Data not reported

        OSPAR criteria for designation

        • Ecological significance:
          • Data not reported
        • Level of importance of the biological diversity: Data not reported
        • Level of representativity: Data not reported
        • Level of sensitivity: Data not reported
        • Level of naturalness: Data not reported
        • Potential for restoration: Data not reported
        • Degree of MPA acceptance by stakeholders: Data not reported
        • Potential for success of management measures: Data not reported
        • Potential future damage to the area by human activities: Data not reported
        • Scientific value Data not reported

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          updated on 25/01/2019