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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of Draft Plan for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters: Volume 1: Environmental Report

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Glossary

Term

Definition

AA

Appropriate Assessment

ADRIS

Association of Directors and River Inspectors in Scotland

AGLV

Area of Great Landscape Value

AIS

Automatic Identification System

AONB

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

ASCOBANS

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas

BAP

Biodiversity Action Plan

BP

Before Present

BW

Bathing Waters

CAR

Controlled Activities Regulations

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CITES

Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species

COMAH

Control of Major Accident Hazard

CPA

Coast Protection Act

cSAC

Candidate Special Area of Conservation

DECC

Department of Energy and Climate Change

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EMEC

European Marine Energy Centre

EPS

European Protected Species

ER

Environmental Report

EU

European Union

FEPA

Food and Environment Protection Act

GES

Good Environmental Status

GIS

Geographic Information System

HER

Historic Environment Record

HC

Heritage Coast

HRA

Habitats Regulations Appraisal

IBA

Important Bird Area

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IPOA- SHARKS

International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

IPPC

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

JNAPC

Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LBAP

Local Biodiversity Action Plan

LLD

Local Landscape Designation

LNR

Local Nature Reserve

MARPOL

International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

MaRS

Marine Resource System

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MEG

Marine Energy Group

MEHRA

Marine Environmental High Risk Area

MMO

Marine Management Organisation

MNR

Marine Nature Reserve

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MSFD

Marine Strategy Framework Directive

NGO

Non Governmental Organisation

nm

Nautical Mile

NNR

National Nature Reserve

NSA

National Scenic Area

OSPAR

Oslo and Paris Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

OWIG

Offshore Wind Industry Group

PPS

Plans, Programmes and Strategies

pSPA

Potential Special Protection Area

RBD

River Basin District

RBMP

River Basin Management Plan

RCAHMS

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

REZ

Renewable Energy Zone

RS

Regional Sea

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RYA

Royal Yachting Association

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SCCP

Scottish Climate Change Programme

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEP

Stakeholder Engagement Plan

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SHEP

Scottish Historic Environment Policy

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SPA

Special Protection Area

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

STW

Scottish Territorial Waters

UK

United Kingdom

UKBAP

United Kingdom Biodiversity Action Plan

UKHO

United Kingdom Hydrographic Office

UN

United Nations

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNESCO

United Nations Organisation for Education, Science, Culture and Communications

WEWS

Water Environment and Water Services

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WHS

World Heritage Site