Marine Protected Area monitoring
The Sea Ranger Service was originally founded from the notion that additional capacity is needed to safeguard the growing number of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) in the world’s oceans. Whilst many of such new areas have been created in recent years, only a small percentage are adequately managed, due to a chronic shortage of resources to deploy ships and personnel. Most countries struggle to manage their marine resources and developing a smarter and more cost-effective way to increase capacity for MPA management, has been at the core of the Sea Ranger Service mission from its inception.
Currently, the Sea Ranger Service is in talks with various government agencies within Europe and beyond to design a number of MPA management pilots, to test the Sea Ranger Service approach for this purpose at a larger scale. We also have two new collaborations in developments to ensure our future MPA management work is linked to research programmes, in order to validate its effectiveness.