Stephen Hull

Address

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

Quayside Suite

Medina Chambers

Town Quay

Southampton

SO14 2AQ

UK

Phone: +44(0)2380711849
Research activities

Information requirements to support MSP processes and decision-making

Ecosystem based approach - application of natural capital and ecosystem services concepts

Projects

 

Marine Conservation

2014-2015

Evidence Base for Human Activity Pressures (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for study to develop the evidence base for linkages between human activities and pressures in the marine environment.

2012-2013

MCZ Evidence Review (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for major review of the evidence put forward by the MCZ Regional Projects to support their recommendations for Marine Conservation Zones in English waters.

2010-2011

Impact of MCZ on Offshore Renewables (DECC)   Project Director for a study to assess the potential cost impacts of possible Marine Conservation Zone networks for offshore renewables.

2010

Impact of MCZ on Marine Activities (The Crown Estate) Project Director for a study to explore the interaction between socio-economic factors and Marine Conservation Zones.

2010

Sensitivity of MCZ Features to Human Activity Pressures (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for study to develop a matrix identifying the sensitivity of MCZ features to human pressures including climate change.

2010

Characterising Scotland’s Marine Environment (Scottish Natural Heritage) Project Director for a study to characterise Scotland’s marine environment to support MPA designation.

2009

Socio-economic Information Requirements to Inform MPA Planning (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for study to determine the socio-economic information requirements necessary to inform UK MPA planning.

2008–2013

Biophysical Data Layers to Support UK MPA and Wider Marine Planning (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for study to develop UK-wide biophysical data layers to support UK MPA planning.

 

Marine Ecosystem Services

2017

COCOON (The Crown Estate) ABPmer’s Project Director supporting eftec on a study to develop a spatial framework for natural capital and ecosystem services for the Bristol Channel region relevant to The Crown Estate’s marine business activities

2017

Marine Pioneer Scoping Reports (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) ABPmer’s Project Director supporting eftec on a Defra funded project to complete scoping work for the North Devon and Suffolk Marine Pioneer Projects

2014

Natural Capital Accounts for the Marine Environment (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a Defra funded study to scope the preparation of natural capital accounts for the marine environment.

2013-2014

Ecosystem Approach Within Marine Planning (Marine Management Organisation) ABPmer Project Director for study to apply an ecosystem approach within marine planning.

2013-2014

Marine Ecosystem Services Model (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)  Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a study to develop a marine ecosystem services model to inform MSFD and MPA planning.

2012

UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow On Project (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow On Project to explore spatialisation of potential changes in future provision of marine ecosystem services.

2012

UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow On Project (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow On Project to explore response options to maintain and restore the level of marine ecosystem services.

2012

Ecosystem Services Valuation (Environment Agency) Project Director for a study to develop a methodology for taking forward ecosystem services valuations of managed realignment schemes on the Humber Estuary.

2012

Business as Usual Scenarios to Support UK Implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Director for study to assess potential future status of UK marine environment in the absence of MSFD measures.

2010-2012

Ecosystem Services Model for UK Seas (The Crown Estate) Project Director for a study to develop a spatial and temporal ecosystem services framework for valuing change in UK seas based on the Total Economic Value model.

 

Marine Planning

2018 -

Social Evidence for Marine Planning (ICF for Marine Management Organisation) Project Director to ABPmer’s contribution to study to define social information requirements to support marine planning

2018 -

Marine Plan Monitoring and Evaluation (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director to ABPmer’s contribution to review and application of marine plan indicators for South and East Marine Plans

2018 -

Spatial Data and Evidence Project to Support Marine Planning in Ireland (Marine Institute) Project Director for study to collate spatial data and evidence to inform marine planning in Ireland

2017

Future Trends in North West, South West, South East and North East Marine Plan Areas (Marine Management Organisation)   Project Director for study to develop scenarios for possible future trends in human activities in four marine plan areas

2016

Future Trends in Celtic Seas (WWF – UK)   Project Director for study to develop scenarios for possible future trends in the Celtic Seas and to evaluate trade-offs between the scenarios

2016

Strategic Review of Marine Information System (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for review of MMO’s MIS to develop recommendations on future development of the system.

2015

Spatial Modelling of Underwater Noise (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for study to develop a spatial model and maps of ambient anthropogenic underwater noise in the South Marine Plan areas.

2015

Review of Marine Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Frameworks (Marine Management Organisation) Technical contributor to study to a review of marine plan monitoring and evaluation frameworks and the development of baselines.

2014-2015

End User Needs for Wales National Marine Plan (Welsh Government) Project Director for study to identify end user needs for the Welsh National Marine Plan.

2014

Identification of Core Fishing Grounds (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for study to explore the potential to include ‘core fishing grounds’ policies within marine plans.

2014 - 2018

Northern Ireland Marine Plan Sustainability Appraisal (Department of Agriculture, Environment & Rural Affairs Northern Ireland) Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to the Northern Ireland Marine Plan Sustainability Appraisal.

2014

Welsh Marine Plan Strategic Scoping Exercise (Welsh Government) Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a Strategic Scoping Exercise to inform the Welsh Marine Plan.

2013-2015

HRA of South Marine Plans (Marine Management Organisation) Quality Manager for HRA of South Marine Plans

2013-2014

Social Impacts and Interactions (Marine Management Organisation) ABPmer’s Project Director for study to compile information on social interactions and impacts of marine activities.

2013-2014

Ecosystem Approach Within Marine Planning (Marine Management Organisation) ABPmer Project Director for study to apply an ecosystem approach within marine planning

2013

Coexistence Framework for Marine Planning (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for study to develop a practical framework and tools to support co-existence assessment across MMO’s main functions

2013

Aquaculture and Fisheries Futures Analysis (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for study to prepare a futures analysis for commercial and subsistence fishing and aquaculture within the South Coast of England Marine Plan Areas.

2013-2014

Marine Ecosystem Services Model (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)  Project Director for ABPmer’s contribution to a study to develop a marine ecosystem services model to inform MSFD and MPA planning.

2012-2013

South Marine Plan Areas Futures Analysis (Marine Management Organisation) Project Director for a study to prepare a futures analysis for key Marine Policy Statement sectors within the South Coast of England Marine Plan Areas.

2010-2012

Ecosystem Services Model for UK Seas (The Crown Estate) Project Director for a study to develop a spatial and temporal ecosystem services framework for valuing change in UK seas based on the Total Economic Value model.

2009

Socio-economic Information Requirements to Inform MPA Planning (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)   Project Director for study to determine the socio-economic information requirements necessary to inform UK MPA planning.

2008-2010

Charting Progress 2 - Productive Seas Feeder Report (Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs/The Crown Estate) Project Director for a study to prepare the productive seas chapter of Charting Progress 2.

2007

Natural Heritage and Marine Planning (Scottish Natural Heritage) Project Director for a study to evaluate options for the achievement of natural heritage objectives through a system of Marine Spatial Planning.

2007

Marine Spatial Planning Tool (The Crown Estate) Project Director a study to develop a Marine Spatial Planning Tool.

2007

Information Requirements for Marine Spatial Planning (Countryside Council for Wales) Project Director for a study to define natural heritage information requirements for marine spatial planning

2004-2006

Marine Spatial Planning Pilot ((Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) Project Manager for a study to assess the practicality of implementing Marine Spatial Planning in the UK.

 

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