“information for marine environmental management, protection and education”
MarLIN is the most comprehensive resource of information about the marine environment of the British Isles. It is the largest review of the effects of human activities and natural events on marine species and habitats yet undertaken.
Image: Alcyonium digitatum with a bryozoan, hydroid and ascidian turf on moderately exposed vertical infralittoral rock (IR.AlcByH).
Image by: Keith Hiscock
Copyright: Joint Nature Conservation Committee
MarLIN information is widely cited in peer reviewed journals, reports and conference papers and MarLIN information and sensitivity reviews form the basis of much of the advice currently in use for SACs, MCZs and marine plans.
MarLIN is under redevelopment to meet the requirements of the latest legislative drivers and the challenges of effective marine planning and management. The new website will be launched in 2014.