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  • A global meta-analysis of ecological effects from offshore marine artificial structures 

    Lemasson, AJ; Somerfield, PJ; Schratzberger, M; Thompson, MSA; Firth, LB; Couce, E; McNeill, CL; Nunes, J; Pascoe, C; Watson, SCL; Knights, AM
    <jats:title>Abstract</jats:title><jats:p>Marine artificial structures (MAS), including oil and gas installations (O&amp;G) and offshore wind farms (OWFs), have a finite operational period. Selecting the most suitable ...
  • Practical actions to strengthen capacity for deep-water research in Africa 

    McQuaid, K; Howell, K; Muthumbi, A; Adeoye, O; Elegbede, I; Adams, L; Charuka, B; Hilário, A; Kadila, H; Laarissa, S; Mejri, R; Mohamed, S; Mutia, D; Nyangwe, A; Paterson, A; Shibe, S; Sink, K; Talma, S; Taylor, U; Tuda, A (Challenger 150 Programme, 2024-03-31)
    While Africa's deep marine biodiversity offers economic prospects it also supports crucial ecosystem services and sustainable development is dependent on knowledge of these systems. Building understanding of deep-water ...
  • A distinctive new species of Protozantaena Perkins, 1997 from lowland Namaqualand, South Africa (Coleoptera, Hydraenidae) 

    BILTON, DT; MLAMBO, MC
    <jats:p>Protozantaena gigantea sp. nov. is described, based on specimens collected from residual pools in a drying seasonal river in Namaqualand, Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Morphologically, the new species ...
  • To what extent can decommissioning options for marine artificial structures move us toward environmental targets? 

    Knights, AM; Lemasson, AJ; Firth, LB; Beaumont, N; Birchenough, S; Claisse, J; Coolen, JWP; Copping, A; De Dominicis, M; Degraer, S; Elliott, M; Fernandes, PG; Fowler, AM; Frost, M; Henry, L-A; Hicks, N; Hyder, K; Jagerroos, S; Love, M; Lynam, C; Macreadie, PI; McLean, D; Marlow, J; Mavraki, N; Montagna, PA; Paterson, DM; Perrow, MR; Porter, J; Bull, AS; Schratzberger, M; Shipley, B; van Elden, S; Vanaverbeke, J; Want, A; Watson, SCL; Wilding, TA; Somerfield, PJ (Elsevier BVEngland, 2024-01)
    Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is key to international energy transition efforts and the move toward net zero. For many nations, this requires decommissioning of hundreds of oil and gas infrastructure in ...
  • Coastal greening of grey infrastructure: an update on the state-of-the-art 

    Firth, LB; Bone, J; Bartholomew, A; Bishop, MJ; Bugnot, A; Bulleri, F; Chee, S-Y; Claassens, L; Dafforn, KA; Fairchild, TP; Hall, AE; Hanley, ME; Komyakova, V; Lemasson, AJ; Loke, LHL; Mayer-Pinto, M; Morris, R; Naylor, L; Perkins, MJ; Pioch, S; Porri, F; O'Shaughnessy, KA; Schaefer, N; Strain, EA; Toft, JD; Waltham, N; Aguilera, M; Airoldi, L; Bauer, F; Brooks, P; Burt, J; Clubley, C; Cordell, JR; Espinosa, F; Evans, AJ; Farrugia-Drakard, V; Froneman, W; Griffin, J; Hawkins, SJ; Heery, E; Herbert, RJH; Jones, E; Leung, KMY; Moore, P; Sempere-Valverde, J; Sengupta, D; Sheaves, M; Swearer, S; Thompson, RC; Todd, P; Knights, AM (Emerald, 2024-01-01)
    In the marine environment, greening of grey infrastructure (GGI) is a rapidly growing field that attempts to encourage native marine life to colonize marine artificial structures to enhance biodiversity, thereby promoting ...
  • The world must rethink plans for ageing oil and gas platforms 

    Knights, A; Lemasson, A; Frost, M; Somerfield, P (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2024-03-07)
    Earth’s oceans are awash with ageing energy infrastructure. A change in the law is needed to ensure that these structures are decommissioned in ways that maximize environmental and societal benefits.
  • The global impact of offshore wind farms on ecosystem services 

    Watson, SCL; Somerfield, PJ; Lemasson, AJ; Knights, AM; Edwards-Jones, A; Nunes, J; Pascoe, C; McNeill, CL; Schratzberger, M; Thompson, MSA; Couce, E; Szostek, CL; Baxter, H; Beaumont, NJ (Elsevier BV, 2024-03)
    Understanding the global impact of offshore wind farms (OWF) on biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES) is crucial in developing sustainable energy transition pathways. This study takes a holistic approach, coupling a ...
  • mNCEA policy brief - Mind the Gap – The need to continue long-term plankton monitoring 

    Holland, Matthew; Atkinson, Angus; Best, Mike; Bresnan, Eileen; Devlin, Michelle; Johns, David; Machairopoulou, Margarita; Pitois, Sophie; Scott, James; Stern, Rowena; Whyte, Callum; Widdicombe, Claire; McQuatters-Gollop, Abigail (University of PlymouthPlymouth, UK, 2024-03-07)
    This policy brief argues that while it is beneficial to explore novel plankton survey technology, it is essential that we also continue to maintain traditional long-term monitoring programmes to generate the necessary ...
  • mNCEA policy brief - Plenty more fish in the sea? Counting the cost of climate change on marine Natural Capital 

    Atkinson, A (Plymouth Marine LaboratoryPlymouth, UK, 2024-03-07)
    This policy brief describes how predicted changes in productivity across the Atlantic will impact the amount of fish that the marine environment can support. This is bound to have important implications for marine food ...

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