Please note. These are draft reports that will be revised in due course. Comments are welcome
This report is the fourth deliverable to DG Mare under the North Sea Check Point project (Growth and Innovation in the Ocean Economy - Gaps and Priorities in sea basin and observation data MARE/2012/11:North Sea) contract reference SI2.658142. The work was undertaken by HR Wallingford Ltd with input from the project members IMARES and McAllister-Elliot & Partners (MEP).
This document summarises progress presents the findings to date for the first scheduled challenges. So far, all of the challenges underway, including the Wind farm challenge. Oil Spill challenge, Marine Protected Areas (МРА) challenge and Climate and Coastal Protection challenge have completed the first task of identifying the data needed to undertake the work, finding it, assessing it for its relevance, make an initial assessment of its usefulness and gaining access to the data.
The Wind farm Siting Challenge and oil spill challenge have also conducted a large proportion of their data analysis, allowing further conclusions to be drawn on data adequacy from applying the data to the challenges requirements. The Oil Spill Challenge has completed its first rehearsal and has therefore undertaken gathering of baseline data. It awaits the call for the final emergency response scenario.
The database developed to assess data quality for each of the challenges has evolved to meet the needs of the project and is in the process of being made available online.