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Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for The National Marine Plan

DescriptionScotland's Marine Atlas is an assessment of the condition of Scotland's seas, based on scientific evidence from data and analysis and supported by expert judgement.
ISBN9870755982547
Official Print Publication DateMarch 2011
Website Publication DateMarch 16, 2011

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eBook Published  27 March 2013 available at www.scotgov.ehublibrary.co.uk/marine-scotland/marine-atlas

ISBN (EPUB): 978-1-7825-6448-5
ISBN (MOBI): 978-1-7825-6447-8

Electronic copy on disc or USB available by emailing: marinescotland@scotland.gsi.gov.uk

Contents

PDF Version

Complete Document(172Mb)

Overall Assessment key - pdf format (4.6mb)

Copyrights - pdf format (53k)

Ministerial Foreword - pdf format (74k)

Overall Assessment key; Copyrights; Ministerial Foreword - pdf format (4Mb)
Overall Assessment and Summary - pdf format (6Mb)
Solway Firth, North Channel and Clyde - pdf format (8Mb)
Minches and Malin - pdf format (8Mb)
Hebrides - pdf format (8Mb)
Rockall, Bailey and Faroe Shetland Channel - pdf format (10Mb)
North Scotland Coast and West Shetland - pdf format (8Mb)
East Shetland, Fladen and Moray Firth - pdf format (9Mb)
Forties, East Scotland Coast and Forth - pdf format (8Mb)

Chapter 1: Introduction - pdf format (2mb)

Chapter 2: Physical Characteristics - pdf format (4.6mb)

Chapter 3:
Introduction; Water Framework Directive Classification of of Transitional and Coastal Waters - pdf format (3Mb) Hazardous Substances - pdf format (9Mb)
Biological Effects of Contaminants: Imposex and Environmental Genomes - pdf format (1Mb)
Oil and Chemical Spills; Radioactive Substances; Microbiological Contamination; Biotoxin Monitoring in Scotland - pdf format (2.5Mb) (version updated May 2011)
Eutrophication; Dissolved oxygen in the Clyde and Forth Estuaries - pdf format (5.4Mb)
Marine Litter and Case Studies: Silver in Intertidal Mussels and Underwater Noise - pdf format (0.8Mb)

Chapter 4:
Introduction; Protected Areas - pdf format (3.7Mb)
Intertidal Rock; Intertidal Sediments; Subtidal Rock - pdf format (4.8Mb)
Inshore and Shelf Sea Subtidal Sediments - pdf format (4.3Mb)
Deep Sea Habitats; Plankton - pdf format (2.8Mb)
Commercial Fish and Shellfish Stocks;Demersal Fish Community - pdf format (4.2Mb)
Sharks and Rays; Seals; Cetaceans; Seabirds; Waterbirds; Occasional Visitors; Non-native species in Scottish Waters - pdf format (4.2Mb)

Chapter 5:
Introduction; Economic Analysis of Scotland's Core Marine Sector - pdf format (4Mb)
Aquaculture; Fishing; Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing - pdf format (10Mb)
Leisure and Recreation; Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage; Coastal Protection and Flood Defence - pdf format (2.3Mb)
Renewable Energy and Power Cables; Carbon Capture and Storage; Oil, Gas, Pipelines and Gas Storage - pdf format (11Mb)
Water Abstraction; Maritime Transport (Ports and Shipping) - pdf format (11Mb)
Waste Disposal (Dredge Material); Waste Disposal (Waster Water Treatment and Industrial Outfalls) - pdf format (1Mb)
Defence (Military); Telecommunications Cables; Marine Management, Educations, Research and Development - pdf format (2.6Mb)

Chapter 6: Climate Change - pdf format (2mb)

Reference Map - pdf format (1.4mb)

References, Glossary and Data Annex

HTML Version

Overall Assessment key
Copyrights
Ministerial Foreword
Overall Assessment

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Physical Characteristics
The Scottish Scene
Weather and Climatic Conditions
Currents and Circulation
Temperature, Salinity and Ocean Acidification
Waves and Sea Level

Chapter 3 Clean and Safe
Introduction
Water Framework Directive Classification of Transitional and Coastal Waters
Hazardous Substances
Biological Effects of Contaminants
Oil and Chemical Spills
Radioactive Substances
Microbiological Contamination
Biotoxin Monitoring in Scotland
Eutrophication
Dissolved Oxygen in the Clyde and Forth Estuaries
Marine Litter
Silver in Intertidal Mussels
Underwater Noise

 

Chapter 4 Healthy and Biologically Diverse
Introduction
Protected Areas
Intertidal Rock
Intertidal Sediments
Subtidal Rock
Inshore and Shelf Subtidal Sediments
Deep Sea Habitats
Plankton
Commercial Fish and Shellfish Stocks
Demersal Fish Community
Sharks and Rays
Seals
Cetaceans
Seabirds
Waterbirds
Occasional Visitors
Non-Native Species in Scottish Waters

Chapter 5 Productive
Introduction
Economic Analysis of Scotland's Core Marine Sector
Aquaculture
Fishing
Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing
Leisure and Recreation
Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage
Coastal Protection and Flood Defence
Renewable Energy and Power Cables
Carbon Capture and Storage
Oil, Gas, Pipelines and Gas Storage
Water Abstraction
Maritime Transport (Ports and Shipping)
Waste Disposal (Dredge Material)
Waste Disposal (Waste Water Treatment and Industrial Outfalls)
Defence (Military)
Telecommunication Cables
Marine Management, Education, Research and Development

Chapter 6 Climate Change

Reference Map

References available on-line at http://scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/science/atlas/Annexes

 

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Recommended citation format: Baxter, J.M., Boyd, I.L., Cox, M., Donald, A.E., Malcolm, S.J., Miles, H., Miller, B., Moffat, C.F., (Editors), 2011. Scotland's Marine Atlas: Information for the national marine plan. Marine Scotland, Edinburgh. pp. 191

The editors would like to acknowledge the enormous effort made by many people in their organisations in the preparation of this atlas.