Coastal Waters

Objective Target Action Partners Timescale Status
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve the naturalness of coasts and estuaries Influence existing coastal defence strategies and dredging regimes by establishing and promoting protocols that mitigate against the impacts from these activities on natural processes and ecology.  Impacts may include, for example, geomorphological or landscape changes, scouring of sea bed Adur and Ouse Partnership 2020 Ongoing
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve the naturalness of coasts and estuaries Review the available recommendations on how to mitigate against impacts from coastal defence and dredging activities, make suggestions for amendments where appropriate, and use these to influence existing and future  coastal strategies and regimes Natural England, Adur and Ouse Partnership 2020 Ongoing
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve the naturalness of coasts and estuaries Review existing coastal defence measures and navigational dredging, and influence the future review of these strategies and plans, for the purpose of ecological enhancement and the reduction of impacts   2020 Not yet started
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Where opportunities exist seek to reduce pressures on the marine ecosystem Identify pressures on coastal waters and monitor those pressures; for example, the development of on and off-shore infrastructure, such as off-shore wind farms Environment Agency, Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Where opportunities exist seek to reduce pressures on the marine ecosystem Define barriers to achieving GEP in coastal and estuarine waterbodies Environment Agency 2013 In progress
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Where opportunities exist seek to reduce pressures on the marine ecosystem Support the integration of actions into local plans, that will contribute to achieving GES/GEP Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Where opportunities exist seek to reduce pressures on the marine ecosystem Promote sustainable fishing and encourage environmentally-friendly seafood choices Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Association, Environment Agency, Natural England 2013 In progress
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Support the creation and management of protected areas Identify all protected areas in the waterbody and their objectives Environment Agency 2012 Complete
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Support the creation and management of protected areas Identify the status of the protected areas and the reasons for any failures Natural England, Environment Agency 2012 Complete
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Support the creation and management of protected areas Identify actions to reduce failures Natural England, Environment Agency 2012 Complete
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Support the creation and management of protected areas Support the marine protected area network and promote conservation of threatened and 'typical' habitats and wildlife Adur and Ouse Partnership 2012 Ongoing
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve water quality in the Adur and Ouse coastal and transitional waterbodies Highlight the impact of 'upstream' activities on coastal waters as it relates to sources of nitrogen (in particular) and promote actions to reduce sources of nitrogen i.e. catchment sensitive farming Environment Agency, Natural England, South Downs National Park Authority, South East Water, Ouse and Adur Rivers Trust 2018 In progress
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve water quality in the Adur and Ouse coastal and transitional waterbodies Take proactive steps to prevent infrastructure failures as a cause of pollution   2018 Not yet started
Facilitate actions to achieve Good Ecological Status (GES) and Good Ecological Potential (GEP) in transitional and coastal waters Improve water quality in the Adur and Ouse coastal and transitional waterbodies Gather further data on the chemical status of inshore waters and in particular take action to further understand the influence of chemicals through the study of ecotoxicology   2018 Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Undertake research that sheds light on the interactions between fishing, habitats and wildlife Identify the effects of Sussex fisheries on marine life   2015 Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Undertake research that sheds light on the interactions between fishing, habitats and wildlife Identify mitigation measures that could be introduced to minimise fisheries impacts. For example, equivalent schemes to the lobster pot escape hatches; enforcing the return of cuttlefish pots with eggs attached to the seafloor until hatched Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Association 2015 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Identify and support monitoring work that communities may undertake to support and extend the current monitoring programme Identify existing monitoring of additional Indicator Species (such as birds/fish/invertebrates) and consider the relationship between these indicators and the classification status and methodology of coastal and estuarine waterbodies   2014 Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Identify and support monitoring work that communities may undertake to support and extend the current monitoring programme Identify where opportunities exist to extend small fish and young fish monitoring programmes and support partners to undertake additional surveys Environment Agency 2014 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Identify and support monitoring work that communities may undertake to support and extend the current monitoring programme Engage with and support existing monitoring programmes to improve current understanding of Sussex's seas. For example, Seasearch, Shoresearch, beach cleans, indicator species searches. Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Sussex Wildlife Trust 2014 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Understand the role of the estuaries in supporting commercial fish populations Monitor coastal fish populations through 'young fish' surveys in coastal waters and develop a protocol to integrate young fish and small fish monitoring programmes Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Adur and Ouse Partnership 2015 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Understand the role of the estuaries in supporting commercial fish populations Consider the relationship between, and appropriateness of, monitoring tools and pressures Environment Agency 2015 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Understand the role of the estuaries in supporting commercial fish populations Report on commercial fisheries landings into the coastal ports and identify where the landings have originated, using best available techniques Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority, Marine Management Organisation 2015 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Describe the Marine Protected Area network's contribution to the protection of the marine environment Describe and promote the role of, and protection afforded by, Marine Protected Areas (Marine Conservation Zones, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, Natura 2000 sites) status and condition to stakeholders, and facilitate partnerships and engagement between organisations in these areas Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Describe the Marine Protected Area network's contribution to the protection of the marine environment Promote and develop codes of conduct for marine sites of nature conservation importance   2013 Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Describe the Marine Protected Area network's contribution to the protection of the marine environment Support the establishment of management groups for Marine Protected Areas Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Collate enough evidence to agree actions to improve the marine and estuarine ecosystem in the Adur and Ouse waterbodies Identify gaps in the understanding of the marine environment and seek to commission, where necessary, research to fill these gaps Adur and Ouse Partnership   Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Collate enough evidence to agree actions to improve the marine and estuarine ecosystem in the Adur and Ouse waterbodies Identify pressures and impacts on the marine environment and gather information on actions and activities Environment Agency, Adur and Ouse Partnership 2020 In progress
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Collate enough evidence to agree actions to improve the marine and estuarine ecosystem in the Adur and Ouse waterbodies Collect data on the distribution of marine habitats and wildlife that will help inform management and planning   2020 Not yet started
Use evidence to establish a better understanding of the marine environment and its pressures Collate enough evidence to agree actions to improve the marine and estuarine ecosystem in the Adur and Ouse waterbodies Contribute to marine planning, the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and Integrated Coastal Zone Management Policy by providing access to data and through the distribution of status reports on coastal and estuarine waters, in an appropriate format Adur and Ouse Partnership 2020 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Promote public support for Marine Protected Areas Inspire people about our local marine wildlife – raising awareness of Sussex seas and marine life and promoting widespread understanding of the importance of a healthy marine environment Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Promote public support for Marine Protected Areas Raise awareness of existing and proposed Marine Protected Areas off Sussex, particularly their wildlife and their importance Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Promote public support for Marine Protected Areas Feed information from statutory authorities out to the local community on Marine Protected Areas, their status and management Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Establish and implement a stakeholder engagement plan which identifies who wishes to be involved and how to engage effectively with others Identify key stakeholders to engage with for a sustainable marine environment Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Establish and implement a stakeholder engagement plan which identifies who wishes to be involved and how to engage effectively with others Create and facilitate a coastal waters partnership working group Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Establish and implement a stakeholder engagement plan which identifies who wishes to be involved and how to engage effectively with others Raise awareness of the coastal and estuarine water bodies and their status and function Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Establish and implement a stakeholder engagement plan which identifies who wishes to be involved and how to engage effectively with others Work with marine sectors and stakeholders to understand perspectives and find shared solutions Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Identify opportunities for communities, government agencies and non-governmental organisations to participate and to promote a partnership approach to objectives 1 & 2 Raise awareness of the Adur & Ouse Partnership as it relates to coastal and estuarine waters and how people may be involved in improving the quality of these environments Adur and Ouse Partnership 2013 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Identify opportunities for communities, government agencies and non-governmental organisations to participate and to promote a partnership approach to objectives 1 & 2 Consider the relationship between stakeholders awareness of pressures and issues and results of monitoring Adur and Ouse Partnership 2014 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Identify opportunities for communities, government agencies and non-governmental organisations to participate and to promote a partnership approach to objectives 1 & 2 Recognise and support communities to improve their coastal and estuarine waterbodies Adur and Ouse Engagement Task and Finish group 2014 In progress
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Develop shared access to marine monitoring data Establish and develop meta-databases and common formats to share data and evidence   2015 Not yet started
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Develop shared access to marine monitoring data Report to Environment Agency on availability of existing marine monitoring data   2015 Not yet started
Promote stakeholder understanding and support for sustainable marine environments Develop shared access to marine monitoring data Signpost new data and promote the sharing of data Adur and Ouse Engagement Task and Finish group 2015 In progress

Design by LTD Design Consultants and build by Garganey Consulting. From an original concept by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.