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Table 2 List of literature sources that will be systematically searched for relevant studies

From: Evidence for the effects of decommissioning man-made structures on marine ecosystems globally: a systematic map protocol

Priority sources to search Secondary sources to search
Web of Science Core Collectionab Wageningen University & Research repositoryc
Scopusb Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science repositoryc
Databases within the Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts publisher platform ProQuestb Alfred Wegener Institute repositoryc
Collaboration for Environmental Evidence libraryc Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research repositoryc
INSITE database and website Collaborative Offshore Wind Research Into The Environment database (COWRIE—publications only)
Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS)c Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairsd
Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (Cefas Publication Hub)c Joint Nature Conservation Committeed
  Marine Scotlandd
  Natural Resources Wales – Marine and coastal evidence reportsc
  English Nature Access to Evidenced
  Environment Agencyd
  Marine Management Organisationd
  International Council for the Exploration of the Sead
  Helsinki Convention (HELCOM)c
  Oslo-Paris Commission (OSPAR)c
  Applied Ecology Resourcesc
  Nature-based Solutions Initiative evidence platform
  BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency)
  Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment and Decommissioning (OPRED)
  1. aWoS was searched using the University of Plymouth subscription, citation indices are listed in Additional file 2
  2. bSources searched using the agreed search string (or a variant thereof)
  3. cSources where our search string could not be entered and a manual hand-search was performed
  4. dWhere institutions were contacted directly to ask for their relevant publications