Our understanding of available data and its context forms a key part of the evidence on which we build our decisions and marine plan policies.

As part of our work towards greater transparency we have been proactively publishing our reports and data since 2010. We also hold other people’s data, these are not ours to share but we do publish a list to let you know what we have and who we got it from. We are also able to display much of these data visually on our Marine Information System.