Survey Introduction

MarPAMM is an environment project to develop tools for monitoring and managing a number of protected coastal marine environments in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Western Scotland.

The project will deliver four new models to support the conservation of habitats and species that underpin Marine Protected Area (MPA) designations within the cross-border region of the West of Scotland, Northern Ireland the border counties of the Republic of Ireland. The models are:

  • A regional sea bird model
  • A regional model of protected seabed-dwelling species and habitats
  • A seal foraging and underwater noise model
  • A coastal processes model

These models will be used to enable the development of new MPA management plans, including regional management plans and two site-specific plans:

  • Argyll Scottish Marine Region
  • Outer Hebrides Scottish Marine Region
  • Murlough Special Area of Conservation
  • Carlingford Lough Special Protection Areas (cross-border)
  • Co Down – Co Louth region (cross-border)
  • North Coast Ireland – North Channel region (cross-border)

Your involvement

Stakeholders are important for developing a collaborative working relationship and to share local information to help shape the production of realistic MPA Management Plans. This survey has been designed to discover if and how you would like to be part of the MarPAMM project.

We’d like everyone to have a say in the future of their seas through this short, online survey. Please click the link below which will take you to the MarPAMM Irish Regions Survey. Everyone’s opinion matters and you don’t need to be an expert to participate. It will take no more than about 10-15 minutes of your time.

UPDATE 21/10/2020: This survey has now closed, thank you to everyone who took part.