Science reviews library

All of our Report Cards are developed from evidence presented in our scientific review backing papers, which have been written by leading scientific experts. All reviews are peer reviewed before publication. You can find all of our scientific reviews below.

2006

Reviews underpinning the 2006 Report Card:

Climate of the marine environment

Sea Temperature - Fisheries Research Services

Sea Temperature - NOC

Sea Temperature - Future

Marine Air Temperature - NOC & Met Office

Salinity - Fisheries Research Services

Salinity - NOC

Storms and Waves - Met Office

Storms and Waves - NOC & ERI

Large scale oceanic processes

Sea level - Met Office

Ocean acidification - PML

Shelf-sea Stratification - Cefas

Seabed - Cefas

Healthy and diverse marine ecosystems

Plankton

Fish

Marine Mammals

Seabirds - CEH

Seabirds - JNCC

Non-native species - SAHFOS

Non-native species - Cambridge University

Intertidal species

Seabed ecology

Clean and safe seas

Coastal flooding - Met Office

Coastal flooding - Defra

Nutrient enrichment - NOC and Cefas

Harmful Algal Bloom (HABs)

Pollution

Commercially productive seas

Shipping

Tourism

Built structures

Fisheries

Aquaculture

 

2007-2008

Reviews underpinning the 2007-2008 Report Card:

Climate of the marine environment

Air Temperature

Sea Temperature

Sea Temperature (future)

Storms and Waves

Sea level (observed)

Sea level (future)

Ocean acidification

Gulf Stream and Atlantic Heat Conveyor

Salinity

Shelf sea stratification and spring bloom

Coastal erosion and geomorphology

Air-Sea heat exchange of heat and freshwater

Healthy and diverse marine ecosystem

Plankton

Fish

Marine mammals

Seabirds

Non-natives

Intertidal species

Seabed ecology

Coastal habitats

Clean and safe seas

Coastal flooding (science)

Coastal flooding (policy)

Nutrient enrichment

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Commercially productive seas

Shipping

Tourism

Built structures

Fisheries

Aquaculture

Pollution

 

2010-2011

Reviews underpinning the 2010-2011 Report Card:

Climate of the marine environment

Temperature (Air and Sea)

Storms and waves

Sea level

Ocean acidification

Atlantic Heat Conveyor

Salinity

Shelf Sea Stratification

Coastal Erosion Air-sea Exchanges of CO2 - Briefing note.

Air-sea Exchanges of Heat and Water

Health and diverse marine ecosystems

Plankton

Fish

Marine mammals

Waterbirds

Non-natives

Coastal habitats

Intertidal habitats

Shallow and shelf subtidal habitats

Deep-sea habitats

Clean and safe seas

Coastal flooding

Nutrient enrichment

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Pollution

Human Health impacts

Commercially productive seas

Shipping

Tourism

Built structures

Fisheries

Aquaculture

 

2013

Reviews underpinning the 2013 Report Card:

Climate of the marine environment

Ocean acidification

Arctic Sea Ice

Storms and Waves

Sea level

Temperature (Air and Sea)

Atlantic Heat Conveyor

Salinity

Shelf Sea Stratification

Coastal Erosion

Air-sea Exchanges of Heat and Water

Air-sea Exchanges of CO2

Healthy and Biologically Diverse Marine Ecosystems

Non-native Species

Fish

Waterbirds

Intertidal Habitats

Plankton

Seabirds

Marine Mammals

Coastal Habitats

Shallow and Shelf Subtidal Habitats

Deep-sea Habitats

Clean and safe seas

Coastal Flooding

Human Health

Nutrient Enrichment

Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)

Pollution (Estuarine and Coastal)

Pollution (Bathing and Shellfish)

Commercially Productive Seas:

Fisheries

Ports and Shipping

Tourism (and Marine Recreation)

Built Structures (Onshore and Coastal)

Built Structures (Offshore)

Aquaculture

 

2020

Reviews underpinning the 2020 Report Card:

Climate of the marine environment

Air and sea temperature

Oxygen

Ocean acidification

Salinity

Stratification

Sea-level rise

Storms and waves

Coastal geomorphology

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Sea ice

Impacts of climate change on healthy and biodiverse seas

Coastal habitats

Intertidal habitats

Shallow and shelf habitats

Deep sea habitats

Plankton

Fish

Seabirds

Waterbirds

Marine mammals

Impacts of climate change on society

Fisheries

Aquaculture

Human health and harmful species

Coastal flooding

Transport and infrastructure

Tourism and recreation

Cultural heritage