The Ocean Health Index

The Ocean Health Index (OHI) is a tool to measure the benefits and services that the ocean provides for people now and into the future. Assessments are developed with the support of local stakeholders to better understand how to sustainably balance current and future ocean use. Discover more at

The project

The application of OHI to the South West aims to provide a regional baseline for marine health and to assess the impact of management policies. The project specifically coincides with development of the Marine Management Organisation’s South West Marine Plan. Results will help inform management decision making with all data openly available.

The team

The South West Ocean Health Index is being conducted by researchers from the University of Exeter. The project began in 2018 and results are expected to be made available early 2020.

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