The MMO’s involvement in the Thames Tideway Tunnel project represents a new approach, not only in how we work with marine licensing applicants but also in some of the methods being used to construct the development.
Amy Wardlaw, MMO
Communications manager for marine licensing at the Marine Management Organisation
Cultural projects such as art installations are something the MMO occasionally gets involved in due its marine licensing remit. An example of this being the commemoration of the Great Fire of London.
The MMO is working with the Port of London Authority to limit duplication for businesses seeking to carry out development in the Thames.
As human activities in the marine area increase so does underwater noise. Understanding and mitigating the impact of this is an important part of the sustainable development of our seas and protecting the marine environment for future generations.
Getting close to seals is best avoided for all concerned. This for both the welfare of the animal and also the person involved.
As part of our marine licensing remit we regulate activities removing items or substances from the seabed. This covers a wide range of things including the production of aggregates for use in construction, dredging for navigation and more unusually unexploded …
We use our social media accounts (LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter) to take part in relevant awareness events and reach people who may be interested in our work. One such example is #NationalMarineWeek, which in 2016 takes place between 23 July – …
We've produced a series of images to mark the annual European Maritime Day. These contain facts about the European Fisheries Fund, which provided investment towards sustainable fisheries and fishing communities.
A project which saw the installation of a new reef and art project off the Dorset coast in early August is an unusual example of the MMO's marine licensing remit.
Our corporate plan for the next three years (2014-2017) has been published, and we’ve got a wide range of challenging tasks ahead.