Initiating monitoring support for the SGSSI-MPA Research and Monitoring Plan


South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
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Ref: DPLUS109

Status: Current

Round:
8
Funding Scheme:
Darwin Plus
Lead Organisation:
Project Partners:
Government of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Start Date:
03-08-20
End Date:
31-08-23
Funding:
£283,417.00
Regions:
UKOT
Biomes:
Marine coastal, Island biodiversity
Production:
Fisheries
Threats To Biodiversity:
Invasive species, Climate change
Broad Approches:
Ecosystem conservation, General measures
Specific Tools:
Monitoring, Nbsap, Cepa, Research, Research training
Countries:
South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands
Conventions:
CBD
Project Summary:
The Southern Ocean, including South Georgia, is experiencing ecological change. Key will be establishing baseline datasets from which change over time can be established. However, monitoring represents a significant funding challenge. Unmanned aerial vehicles offer solutions. This project therefore proposes introduction of new-generation fixed-wing survey drones, coupled with sophisticated analyses. This would provide a step-change in ability for multi-species baseline reference surveys, while providing an established workflow into the SGSSI MPA Research and Monitoring Plan, facilitating updates for management policies.


Documents:
Title: DPLUS109 App - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf] 2020-09-25 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS109 AR1 - edited
Download: Annual Report [pdf] 2021-08-11 00:00:00

Title: DPLUS109 HYR2 - Edited
Download: Half Year Report [pdf] 2022-01-14 00:00:00