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What We Measure

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What We Measure

The Ocean Health Index measures the ability of oceans to sustainably provide benefits (called “goals” by the OHI) that are important to humans and biodiversity. The Ocean Health Index+ for South West England will assess the following eight goals. Please click on the goal icon for more details, including methods, data sources and scores. Goals or sub-goals are shaped by multiple input datasets contributing to four elements: status, trend, pressure and resilience. Each goal score is the average of its current status and likely future status. You can find the scores in the Goal Report. For full methods detailing how goal scores were calculated see the project Technical Report.


Clean Waters

Food Provision

Artisanal Fishing Opportunity

Livelihoods and Economies

Tourism and Recreation

Designated Areas


Coastal Systems

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