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Acronyms

 

ABI

Annual Business Inquiry

ACSOBANS

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic & North Sea

ACOPs

Advisory Committee on the Pollution of the Sea

ADCP

Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler

AIS

Automatic Identification System

AMOC

Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

ASP

Amnesic shellfish poisoning

BAC

Background Assessment Concentration

BPEO

Best Practicable Environmental Option

BFR

Brominated Flame Retardants

BOD

Biochemical Oxygen Demand

BRR

Background Response Range

BTO

British Trust for Ornithology

CAR

Controlled Activity Regulations

CBRR

Close to Background Response Range

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CFP

Common Fisheries Policy

COD

Chemical Oxygen Demand

CP2

Charting Progress 2

CPR

Continuous Plankton Recorder

CPR

Counter Pollution and Response

DASA

Defence Analytical Services Agency

DASSH

Data Archive of Seabed Species and Habitats

DIN

Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen

DSP

Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning

EAC

Environmental Assessment Criteria

EcoQOs

Ecological Quality Objectives

EOR

Enhanced Oil Recovery

EMEC

European Marine Energy Centre (Orkney)

EQR

Ecological Quality Ratio

EQS

Environmental Quality Standards

EROD

7-Ethoxyresorufin-0-deethyllase

ERR

Elevated Response Range

ETOPO

ETOPO1 is a 1 arc-minute global relief model of Earth's surface that integrates land topography and ocean bathymetry

EU

European Union

FRV

Fishery Research Vessel

FSA(S)

Food Standards Agency in Scotland

FTE

Full Time Equivalent

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GES

Good Environmental Status

GVA

Gross Value Added

HAB

Harmful Algal Bloom

HRR

High Effect Response Range

HW

High Water

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

IOC

Inter-governmental Oceanographic Commission

IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature

JMC

Joint Maritime Course

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

kW

kilowatt (measurement of power of fishing vessels)

km

kilometre

LIDAR

Light Detection and Ranging

LTMP

Long term management plans

LW

Low water

LV

Lowest Value

M

Million

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MarLIN

Marine Life Information Network

MASTS

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MCCIP

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MPV

Marine Protection Vessel

mRNA

Messenger RNA

MSFD

Marine Strategy Framework Directive

MST

Microbial Source Tracking

MSY

Maximum Sustainable Yield

mW

megawatt – measurement of electrical power (turbines)

NAO

North Atlantic Oscillation

NBN

National Biodiversity Network

NEA

National Ecosystem Assessment

NEAFC

North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

NERC

Natural Environment Research Council

NFP2

2nd National Planning Framework

NGL

Natural Gas Liquids

NRIP

National Renewables Infrastructure Plan

NVZ

Nitrate Vulnerable Zone

OSPAR

OSPAR Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

PAH

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon

PBDE

Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers

PCB

Polychlorinated Biphenyl

PEXA

Practice Exercise Areas

PLC

Public Limited Company

PMF

Priority Marine Features

PSEG

Productive Seas Evidenced Group

PSP

Paralytic shellfish poisoning

QSR

Quality Status Report

RCAHMS

Royal Commission for Ancient & Historic Monuments of Scotland

RID

Rivers and Discharges

RIFE

Radioactivity in Food and Environment

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RYA

Royal Yachting Association

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SAMS

Scottish Association for Marine Science

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEB

Scottish Enterprise Borders

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SIC

Standard Industrial Classification

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SPA

Special Protection Area

SPM

Suspended Particulate Material

SRD

Sewage-Related Debris

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

SST

Sea surface temperature

SV

Survey vessel

SXAs

Scottish Exercise Areas

TAC

Total Allowable Catch

TBT

Tributyltin

TIG

Turtle Implementation Group

TTWA

Travel to Work Area

TV

Television

UHI

University of the Highlands and Islands

UKCS

United Kingdom Continental Shelf

UKPCZ

UK Pollution Control Zone

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

VDSI

Vas Deferens Stage Index

VMS

Vessel Monitoring System

WeBS

Wetland Bird Survey

WWT

Waste Water Treatment

WFD

Water Framework Directive