This project follows on from SWEEP’s contribution to the North Devon Marine Pioneer, and offers the opportunity to test SWEEP approaches in other marine applications across the South West.
The SWEEP work in the North Devon Marine Pioneer (April 2017-April 2019) laid important foundations which the team are looking to develop and explore further. This project brings together a series of follow-on initiatives that will see the learning gained so far developed further and provides opportunities to test our SWEEP approaches in other marine applications in the South West.
Some examples of the successes from the original project that will be explored include:
- developing strong stakeholder and partner relationships
- collating and presenting baseline data through the development of a geodatabase and a natural capital asset and risk register
- scoping frameworks, tools and management mechanisms, particularly related to sustainability appraisal and sustainable finance.
The overarching aim of follow on work is to develop natural capital assessment tools and approaches (including financing and the design of incentives) for integrated decision‐making and environmental progress assessments. This will support DEFRA’s Marine Pioneer programme and its 25 Year Environment Plan, and the wider requirements of statutory nature conservation bodies, regulators and local authorities.
Supporting Cornwall Council to develop meaningful marine-focused targets.