Marine Information System

Marine Information System (MIS)

The Marine Information System (MIS) displays the appropriate marine policy documents for all of England’s marine plan areas in an accessible online, quick reference format. It is aimed at interested parties seeking to understand marine plans, particularly in the context of proposals. This resource is also designed to provide support to public authorities in their use of marine plans in decision making.

Marine Information System

South Inshore and South Offshore Marine Plan

The South Inshore and South Offshore Marine Plan areas were the second two marine plan areas to be selected in England. The South Inshore Marine Plan Area covers an area of approximately 1,700 kilometres of coastline. This area extends from mean high water spring tide out to 12 nautical miles, stretching from Dover to the river Dart incorporating 11,000 km. The South Offshore Marine Plan Area includes the marine area from 12 nautical miles extending out to the seaward limit of the Exclusive Economic Zone, a total of approximately 10,000 km2. The marine plans were adopted on the 17 July 2018. The plans are now relevant consideration for the licensing of activities within the South Marine Plan Area (Source: MMO Website).

South Marine Plans
Last updated: 24 March 2020