On 9 October 2007, the Science and Technology Committee published the report, Investigating the Oceans (PDF 845 KB), recommending that the Government should develop a strategy for marine science.
The Government then created the Marine Science Co-ordination Committee (MSCC) that prepared the 2012 Marine Science Strategy. The Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 created the Marine Management Organisation and the Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) designation. The Committee is examining this.
Proposed merger of British Antarctic Survey and National Oceanography Centre