Guidance on Marine Baseline Ecological Assessments and Monitoring Activities Parts 1 and 2

These non-statutory guidance documents support the Guidance on EIS and NIS Preparation for Offshore Renewable Energy Projects, DCCAE 2016 and is supported by Data and
Information Sources for Offshore Renewable Energy Developments, DCCAE, 2016.

Part 1 provides a non-technical summary of the baseline data requirements and monitoring that may be necessary to evaluate potential impacts of offshore renewable energy projects on the marine environment.

Part 2 covers methods for conducting baseline assessments of offshore renewable energy projects and identifies likely impacts, indicators of impact, thresholds and monitoring methods.

These documents are part of our Good Practice Guidance for Marine Mammals, produced by Claire Lacey, Jon Barnes and Patrick Lynes.