Halcrow Group Ltd has undertaken this SEA and inputs to development of the Draft Plan with support from Aquatera Ltd; the Institute of Estuarine and Coastal Studies, University of Hull; Anatec UK; Headland Archaeology ( UK); and the Sea Mammal Research Unit. The Crown Estate kindly facilitated the mapping process by providing access to its MaRS data and preparing maps as requested. Determination of the mapping parameters and interpretation was carried out by Halcrow and The Crown Estate accept no liability for the outputs.
Throughout the project, Halcrow worked closely with Marine Scotland's Project Steering Group and a wide range of stakeholders including representatives of government bodies and marine and energy industries. Halcrow Group Ltd gratefully acknowledges their support and constructive inputs throughout the project.