Select Committee on Science and Technology Written Evidence


APPENDIX 1

LIST OF ACRONYMS

ACCOBMAS  

Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic Area

ARGO

Array for Real-Time Geostrophic Observations

ASCOBANS

Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic and North Seas

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CEFAS  

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

CFP  

Common Fisheries Policy

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species

DARD NI

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Northern Ireland

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

EA

Environment Agency

ENVISAT

Earth Observation Spacecraft

ERA-NET

European Research Area Network

ESRC

Economic and Social Research Council

FMSCG

Fisheries and Marine Science Customer Group

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GMES

Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

IACMST

The Inter-Agency Committee on Marine Science and Technology

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICZM

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

IMO Ballast Waters

International Maritime Organisation

INSPIRE  

EU Directive on spatial information

IOC-GOOS

Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission—Global Ocean Observing System

IWC

International Whaling Commission

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

MAPC

Marine Assessment Policy Committee

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MCA

Marine Coastguard Agency

MCCIP

UK Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MDIP

Marine Data and Information Partnership

MNR

Marine Nature Reserves

MPA

Marine Protected Area

NASCO

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation

NE

Natural England

NERC

Natural Environment Research Council

OSPAR

The Oslo and Paris Convention for the Protection of Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

PML

Plymouth Marine Laboratory

SAC  

Special Areas of Conservation

SEA Directive  

Directive on the Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes on the Environment

SEERAD  

Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department

SOLAS  

Safety Of Life at Sea

SPA  

Special Protection Area

SSSI  

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

SST  

Sea Surface Temperature

UKMMAS  

UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

UNCLOS  

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNFCCC  

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

WSSD  

World Summit on Sustainable Development








 
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