Other Human Activities

As part of our Joint Assessment and Monitoring Pogramme (JAMP) OSPAR also assesses the environmental impact of a range of human activities as part of our decadal assessment of the state of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic: The Quality Status Report. For many of these human activities we do not regularly collect information and rely on data collected by other organisations, such as for sand and gravel extractions, which is collected by ICES. The list of human activities and pressures are outlined in the JAMP and include a range of established activities such as tourism, coastal defence, cables and pipelines, carbon capture and storage and artificial reefs as well emerging activities such as deep sea mining.