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Marine Online Assessment Tool (MOAT) provides the data to assess progress towards Good Environmental Status (GES).

First published:
22 November 2019
Last updated:

It was developed by Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). It also received support from:

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Department of Agriculture Environment and Rural Affairs Northern Ireland
  • Scottish Government
  • Welsh Government


  • provides access to the indicators, which assess our progress towards GES
  • makes the science underpinning the assessments available and accessible to all

Details of how the assessments were made is published in the UK Marine Strategy Part One.