The Marine and Coastal Access Bill aims to establish conservation zones around the UK together with a marine planning system, reform of inshore fisheries, streamlining of licensing, establishment of a Marine Management Organisation and coastal access provision.
HydroSpatial is a specially developed intelligent digital marine map with multiple topic layers, to which additional data can be added in line with the specific requirements of the Marine Bill. It is the world’s first digital marine map and is becoming the recognised standard for marine mapping in the UK and overseas. Within HydroSpatial, SeaZone maintains and updates a comprehensive database of best available, authoritative marine and coastal zone information. This provides a single and consistent source of marine mapping that is being improved over time.
“The Marine Bill acknowledges the need for authoritative, comprehensive and maintained marine information as essential in delivering effective evidence-based decisions within the marine environment. SeaZone HydroSpatial is the ideal starting point,” said Dr Mike Osborne, managing director of SeaZone.