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Aggregates Data

In 2015, data previously available on the Marine GIS was transferred to the Marine Data Exchange ( access it here). 

The data available mainly includes the Marine Aggregates Levy Sustainability Fund (MALSF). MALSF was a £25m programme of marine research undertaken from 2004-2011, funded through a Government imposed levy on all primary aggregate production (including marine aggregates) to reflect the environmental cost of winning these materials. A proportion of the revenue generated was used to provide a source of funding for research aimed at minimising the effects of aggregate production. This funding, delivered through Defra, was known as the Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund (ALSF).  The fund had both marine and terrestrial components.  The main aim of the Marine ALSF programme was to promote environmentally friendly aggregate extraction in the marine environment in England or in English waters.

An overview of the Marine ALSF data available is shown below.

Marine ALSF research projects

- Final reports

Marine ALSF Regional Environmental Characterisation Surveys (RECs)


MALSF Statement on Data Use and Publication

To encourage its use and re-use, from 01 April 2014 MALSF data is now available under the terms of use for Open Government Licence, subject to the following acknowledgement (attribution statement) accompanying the reproduced materials: "Contains Marine Aggregate Levy Sustainability Fund materials ©Crown Copyright [year]".

Please note the ALSF ended on 31 March 2011.

For all enquiries please contact:

ALSF-MEPF Secretariat
C/O Cefas
Pakefield Road
NR33 0HT

Email: patricia.falconer@cefas.co.uk
Tel: 01502 524228