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Marine Scotland Information

Marine Scotland Information logoMarine Scotland have launched a new information portal called Marine Scotland Information. This new web portal provides access to important contextual information for the data and resources Marine Scotland makes available online. With a particular focus on mapping and our scientific data, this site combines information from the National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi) online web mapping resource, the Marine Scotland data portal and the larger geospatial data previously hosted on Marine Scotland interactive.

The data previously held on Marine Scotland interactive has now migrated to Marine Scotland Information and will be updated there.  The MSi pages will remain online for archive and redirection purposes.

The links below have been redirected to the relevant pages on the new website

Cumulative Impact Assessment

The following pages provide information related to potential environmental and socio-economic aspects of renewable energy development in Scottish Waters. The potential cumulative effect of developments should be taken into consideration when planning any future projects.

Developers are required to carry out a Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) to define the consequences, positive or negative, of a combination of operations or developments on the environment. A CIA is a legal requirement for all developments that require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and is a combination of assessments stipulated by the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations and the Habitats Regulations.

Cumulative Impact Information