Use the above links to view the various terminology used throughout the website and descriptions explaining their definitions.

  • Pressure Benchmark/definition - A defined description or degree at which a pressure is exerted.
  • Exposure - The degree to which marine habitats and species overlap with pressures.
  • Pressure – Force acting upon the marine environment, for example smothering of seabed habitats and species.
  • Sensitivity - The degree to which species or habitats are tolerant to change (resistance) and their ability to recover (resilience) when exposed to a given pressure .

More Information on how sensitivity scoring was decided upon can be found here: Sensitivity Scoring Document