Marine Aggregates Data Available on the Marine Date
In 2015, data (
access it here) previously available on the Marine GIS was transferred
to the Marine Data Exchange. A static version of this website
is still available for archive reference.
The data available mainly relates to marine aggregates
including the Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF), a
£25m programme of marine research undertaken from 2004-2011.
MALSF research was funded through a Government imposed levy on all
primary aggregate production (including marine aggregates) to
reflect the environmental cost of winning these materials. A
proportion of the revenue generated was used to provide a source of
funding for research aimed at minimising the effects of aggregate
production. This funding, delivered through Defra, was known as the
Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF). The fund had both
marine and terrestrial components. The main aim of the Marine
ALSF programme was to promote environmentally friendly aggregate
extraction in the marine environment in England or in English
An overview of the Marine ALSF data available is shown
Marine ALSF research
Marine ALSF Regional
Environmental Characterisation Surveys (RECs)
MALSF Statement on Data Use and Publication
To encourage its use and re-use, from 01 April 2014 MALSF data
following acknowledgement (attribution statement) accompanying the
reproduced materials: "Contains Marine Aggregate Levy
Sustainability Fund materials ©Crown Copyright [year]".
Please note the ALSF ended on 31 March 2011.
For all enquiries please contact:
Tel: 01502 524228