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New online coastal atlas improves UK's readiness for maritime management

Defra : 23 January, 2006  (Company News)
A new online atlas will be launched at the Coastal Futures 2006 conference. The 'Coastal and Marine Resource Atlas' will replace outdated hard copy maps of the UK's coastline with constantly updated marine data intended as one stop shop for planning how the UK protects the environment in cases of oil spills at sea.
A new online atlas will be launched at the Coastal Futures 2006 conference (25/26 th January). The 'Coastal and Marine Resource Atlas' will replace outdated hard copy maps of the UK's coastline with constantly updated marine data intended as one stop shop for planning how the UK protects the environment in cases of oil spills at sea.

The atlas contains environmental and other resource datasets covering the Great Britain coastline and marine areas of the UK Continental Shelf. It is designed as a living web based tool providing greater access to a wide range of information on coastal and marine resources and will aid both government and industry to better manage coastal resources and the seas around the UK coast.

The atlas is the result of a two year project funded by UK private and public sector organisations led by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and Defra along with other government agencies. The atlas is hosted by MAGIC, a web-based interactive mapping site, which draws together information on key environmental schemes and designations in one place.

This will be an important tool for improving how the UK plans to manage the precious natural coastal and marine resources in times of marine emergencies but in the event of actual spills expert advice will always be sought. The project has been undertaken using both private and public sector funding working together and sharing information.
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