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  • 1 November 2012

    A series of reports on activities in and around English seas are published today by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The four new commissioned publications are part of the MMO’s work to identify and fill gaps in knowledge that marine planners, regulators and users currently face. The reports make recommendations on what information is needed […]

  • 3 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is currently looking into concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm.  The MMO regulates development in the seas around England, this includes offshore wind farms construction with a capacity of up to 100 megawatts. The organization licensed DONG Energy to […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Authorities, R&D

    ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to expand upon their recently published MMO1042 Shipping Activity Project.  This latest commission will see the company provide mapping of UK shipping activity and data processing tools to produce UK spatial datasets from raw Automatic Information System (AIS) data. The […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities, Environment, R&D

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) held meetings with both the Westermost Rough wind farm developer Dong Energy and East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) on April 7. These discussions included a review of the initial evidence gathered from monitoring activities. While some evidence of noise has been identified, this evidence is inconclusive and not robust […]

  • 23 January 2018
    Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and the European Subsea Cable Association (ESCA) have jointly developed a desk note to assist the subsea cable sector with marine licence applications.

  • 20 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has recently established a high profile framework agreement with Fugro EMU. Under the new agreement Fugro EMU will support marine planning and decision-making through the provision of marine scientific and technical advice and evidence. The framework agreement allows for high quality research and technical advice to be efficiently commissioned in […]

  • 18 September 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The UK Ministers have approved plans allowing the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to charge for work carried out on marine licence cases once consent has been given. The charges, which come into effect from 1 October 2014, relate to requests to change a marine licence once it has been granted (licence variations), and also to monitor […]

  • 31 July 2012

    THE Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today ( 1 Aug) announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. Marine plans will inform and guide marine users and regulators, managing the sustainable development of marine industries, such as […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Environment

    People who want to put forward their views on the application from Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Limited (PTEC) should do so by emailing Marine Management Organisation (MMO) before midnight on Friday 20 February 2015. They should include the reasoning and rationale for their views in their consultation response. The application can be accessed via the […]

  • 13 March 2014
    Environment, R&D, Technology

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) is continuing to work closely with colleagues based in its Grimsby coastal office, the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the developer Dong Energy, to gain a better understanding of the concerns about noise in Withernsea, East Riding of Yorkshire and the Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Farm. The MMO said […]

  • 2 January 2013

    The first wave energy converter (WEC) devices may now by deployed at the Wave Hub test site following approval by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The MMO has announced it has approved an application from OceanEnergy Ltd to deploy and test an OEB35 OceanEnergy buoy WEC for a period of up to three years. The […]

  • 21 February 2011

    Fivium has been awarded a contract to deliver an IT system to support the modernisation and consolidation of UK marine licensing processes. The project will align business processes and IT systems supporting UK marine licences to enable greater transparency for users and the public. Fivium and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) will work together to […]

  • 8 April 2014
    Authorities

    Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness, Graham Stuart is continuing to press the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to make an amendment to the licence it issued to Dong Energy to drill into the seabed in the construction of the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. This phase of construction began in March and since that […]

  • 11 September 2012

    The UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has announced that the coast and seas from Dover to the River Dart in Devon will be the second area in England to benefit from marine planning. Marine plans will inform and guide marine users and regulators, managing the sustainable development of marine industries, such as wind farms, shipping, […]

  • 24 November 2014
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    Sir Bill Callaghan, Chair of the UK Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has confirmed the appointment of John Tuckett as the organisation’s new Chief Executive. The appointment was made following a fair and open recruitment exercise which attracted a strong field of high quality applicants. Prior to joining the MMO, Mr. Tuckett served 17 years in the Royal […]

  • 12 May 2015
    Business & Finance, Technology

    ABPmer has been contracted by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) to create a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tool that generates data to map the distribution of man-made continuous underwater noise in the south marine plan areas. The outputs of the tool will improve the MMO’s understanding of underwater noise. They may also inform marine planning […]

  • 8 April 2011

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO), who contribute to the sustainable development of the marine area, have today (6 April 2011) launched a new system for licensing marine activities in seas around England, a commitment set out in the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009. The new system will result in a streamlined application process for […]

  • 11 September 2015
    Authorities

    Perpetuus has submitted an amendment to its application for the Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre (PTEC) with the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). In the amendment, the proposed height of some turbine towers above water is reduced by half, from 18m to 9m.  In a letter to the MMO, Perpetuus said: “… Certain surface piercing tidal devices, which are currently […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Wind Farm Update

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has restricted night piling activities at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm. The decision follows a number of complaints from East Riding residents about the vibration and noise coming from monopile piling activities at the wind farm located offshore Withernsea. Last month, MMO met with the Westermost Rough wind farm […]

  • 16 July 2013
    Authorities

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has today launched England’s first draft marine plans for the seas from Flamborough Head in the north to Felixstowe in the south. The public consultation was announced this morning to Parliament in a written ministerial statement from Natural Environment Minister Richard Benyon. These are the first two of 11 marine […]

  • 8 August 2013

    A report on key marine activities has been published on August 6 by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Strategic Scoping Report (SSR) identifies natural resources and activities – both recreational and industrial – in the UK’s marine area, and will inform marine plans that are being developed to shape the future of England’s seas. […]

  • 21 June 2011
    Environment, Wind Farm Update

    Noise from piling of monopiles may impact marine mammals and cause disturbance or even injury to animals appearing close to the piling. Therefore, a vessel with marine mammal observers (MMO) is in place during each piling to ensure a ‘marine mammal free’ sea for a radius of 500m from the piling location. This is done […]

  • 16 August 2012

    The North Devon Fishermen’s Association (NDFA) issued a statement  saying that the information given by RWE npower renewables on the Atlantic Array’s impact on the fishing industry are incorrect and misleading. According to the NDFA, during surveys that were monitoring the activity of vessels in the development site area, smaller vessels were not picked up […]

  • 3 April 2014
    Authorities

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has published the finalised plans for the East Inshore and Offshore marine areas in England, following approval from the Secretary of State for the Environment. The marine plans – which provide much-needed guidance for sustainable development in English waters – cover the coast and seas from Flamborough Head to Felixstowe. […]

  • 7 April 2014
    Authorities

    The REA praised the Government’s East Marine Plans, approved by Environment Secretary Owen Paterson and published by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Inshore and Offshore East Marine Plans are the first two of 11 Marine Plans the Government intends to complete by 2021. These will eventually set planning guidance for sustainable development in all […]

  • 28 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    UK’s Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has granted a licence for E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Rampion Offshore Wind to build a temporary pontoon at Newhaven Port to support the construction of the 400MW Rampion offshore wind farm. As part of the Rampion OWF development, proposed by E.ON Climate and Renewables UK Rampion Offshore Wind Limited, an onshore operations […]