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Mr Owen Exeter

Mr Owen Exeter

Graduate Research Assistant

 Environment and Sustainability Institute Desk 37, Room 1.03


Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK


I am currently employed on a European Maritime and Fisheries Fund grant to monitor marine health in the south west of England. The project aim is to assist marine spatial planning efforts in the delivery of healthy regional ecosystems that support both biodiversity and livelihoods. To achieve this we are applying the Ocean Health Index methodology across a suite of marine data including fisheries, water quality and coastal habitats. 

My role as a GIS and data technician draws on previous experience in R, systematic conservation planning and decision support software (Marxan). Previously my research has focused on marine spatial planning and fisheries in the data poor region of Myanmar. I am also involved in the University's Basking shark (2017 and 2019 seasons) and Atlantic Bluefin tuna (2018 and 2019 seasons) tagging projects.


2018 MSc Conservation Science and Policy, Exeter

2011 BA Politics and International Relations, Nottingham


2018 - present An Ocean Health Index for South West England, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund



Research interests

Fisheries management

Spatial ecology of mobile marine vertebrates 

Coastal communities


Research projects

2018 - present English Marine Spatial Planning and the Ocean Health Index, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

2018 - present ‘THUNNUS UK’, a study into the ecology of Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in waters of the British Isles. 

2017 and 2019 Basking shark Scotland

2017 - present Marine spatial planning and fisheries monitoring in Rakhine state, Myanmar. 



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