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Marine Scotland: Economic Assessment of Short Term Options for Offshore Wind Energy in Scottish Territorial Waters: Costs and Benefits to Other Marine Users and Interests

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Abbreviations

£bn

£billion

£k

£thousand(s)

Euro

ABP

Associated British Ports

ABPmer

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

ACES

Aberdeen Centre for Environmental Sustainability

AFMEC

Alternative Futures for Marine Ecosystems

AIFC

Aviation Investment Fund Company Ltd

AIS

Automatic Identification System

AONB

Areas of Outstanding of Natural Beauty

ASACS

Air Surveillance and Control System

ASP

Association of Surfing Professionals

ATC

Air Traffic Control

BAA

British Airport Authority

BAP

Biodiversity Action Plan

BERR

The department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

BMF

British Marine Federation

BWEA

British Wind Energy Association

CAA

Civil Aviation Authority

Capex

Capital Expenditure

CCGT

Combined Cycle Gas Turbine

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

Cefas

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

Co SLA

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

DECC

Department of Energy and Climate Change

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DfT

Department for Transport

DWT

Deadweight Tonnage

EBA

European Boating Association

EC

European Commission

eftec

Economics for the Environment Consultancy

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EM

Electromagnetic

EMEC

European Marine Energy Centre

EMF

Electromagnetic Fields

EMR

Electricity Market Reform

ER

Environmental Report

ERDF

European Regional Development Fund

ERM

Environmental Resources Management

ETSU

Energy Technology Support Unit

EU

European Union

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

GB

Great Britain

GBS

Gravity Base Structure

GHG

Greenhouse Gas

GIS

Geographical Information System

GVA

Gross Value Added

GW

Gigawatt

GWh

Gigawatt hour

HIAL

Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd.

HIE

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HMS

Her Majesty's Ship

HRA

Habitats Regulations Appraisal

HSE

Health & Safety Executive

HVDC

High Voltage Direct Current

IA

Impact Assessment

IALA

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

ICES

International Council for Exploration of the Seas

ICZM

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

IDBR

Inter Departmental Business Register

IMO

International Maritime Organization

IPA

IPA Energy + Water Economics

IPC

Infrastructure Planning Commission

IPS

International Passenger Survey

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

km

kilometre

Limpet

Land Installed Marine Powered Energy Transformer

m

metres

MAHP

Major Accident Hazard Pipeline

MAU

Marine Analytical Unit

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

META

Marine Ecotourisum for the Atlantic Area

MMO

Marine Management Organisation

MOD

Ministry of Defence

mppa

million passengers per annum

MW

Megawatt

MWh

Megawatt hour

NATS

National Air Traffic Service

NERL

NATS En Route

nm

nautical miles

NPV

Net Present Value

NRIP

National Renewables Infrastructure Plan

NSA

National Scenic Areas

NSP

Navigation Service Providers

O&M

Operation and maintenance

ONS

Office of National Statistics

Opex

Operating Expenditure

OWE

Offshore Wind Energy

OWF

Offshore Wind Farm

p.a.

per annum

PAG

Project Advisory Group

PAR

Precision Approach Radar

PCA

Process Chain Analysis

pers. comm.

personal communication

PEXA

Practice and Exercise Area

PSR

Primary Surveillance Radar

R1/R2/R3

Round 1/Round 2/Round 3 OWF development

RAF

Royal Air Force

ROC

Renewables Obligation Certificates

Ro-Ro

Roll on Roll off

ROV

Remotely Operated Vehicle

RPA

Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd.

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RYA

Royal Yachting Association

SAC

Special Areas of Conservation

SAS

Surfers Against Sewage

SBA

Scottish Boating Alliance

SDI

Scottish Development International

SE

Scottish Enterprise

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEB

Scottish Enterprise Borders

SEERAD

Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department

SFF

Scottish Fishermen's Federation

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SMA

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

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SPS

Significant Peripheral Structure

SSACN

Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

SSE

Scottish and Southern Energy

SSPO

Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation

STW

Scottish Territorial Waters

TCE

The Crown Estate

teu

Twenty Foot Equivalent Unit

TSO

Treasury Solicitor's Office

TV

Television

UK

United Kingdom

UKCES

UK Commission for Employment and Skills

UKCPC

UK Cable Protection Committee

UKERC

UK Energy Research Centre

UKMMAS

UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

UKTS

United Kingdom Tourism Survey

USD

US Dollars

VMS

Vessel Monitoring System

WAG

Welsh Assembly Government

WDCS

Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society

WQS

World Qualifying Series