The UK Integrated Marine Observing Network initiative will ensure that a national marine observatory is in place to improve the evidence base for future assessments of environmental status, using the most cost-effective technologies available to the UK marine science community.

A workshop was held to identify the drivers/user-requirements for marine science (e.g. MSFD Monitoring) and ascertain how to improve the efficiency and quality of information from moorings throughout the UK. The report following the workshop can be found here.

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) hosted a workshop on new monitoring technologies focusing on prioritising future investment. The workshop was organised by IMarEST and UK-IMON, held on Tuesday 10 September - Thursday 12 September 2013 at the NOC, Southampton. Further information can be found here.

A workshop to explore adding value to existing key monitoring sites