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Data, Marine Atlas & Marine Scotland Interactive

Marine Scotland gathers and uses a wide range of data and information as part of its work.

Scotland’s Marine Atlas was published in 2011 and the data sets that were used to inform that Atlas are now being updated and added to National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi). Marine Scotland Interactive (MSi) complements the Atlas and NMPi by presenting different data in various formats, such as images and video. To find out more about the Atlas, NMPi and MSi, please use the links below.


Marine Scotland Information

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Marine Scotland Information (MSI) is the new home for all the information, interactive maps, larger geospatial data and other related data that was previously held on the National Marine Plan interactive (NMPi) and Marine Scotland interactive (MSi).

Marine Scotland Information combines all of these resources into one central loaction where users can search, view and download various maps and data.



NMPi launch page (new)

National Marine Plan interactive is an online, interactive GIS-based tool allowing you to view different types of information (as layers) at a scale of your choice. Where appropriate, links have also been provided to related parts of Scotland's Marine Atlas, updated graphs and data.

Registered users can create maps for printing, develop their own data layers and download certain data (subject to a licence agreement) and new data are regularly being added.


Marine Atlas

Scotland's Marine Atlas cover

Scotland's Marine Atlas - Information for the National Marine Plan is an assessment of the condition of Scotland's seas, based on scientific evidence from data and analysis, supported by expert judgement.

It provides baseline information from which the national marine plan will be developed.

Datasets and Reports

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Marinedata.scotland.gov.uk is a dedicated portal that will allow you to search Marine Scotland's published datasets and reports. Citation information for these datasets is provided through the use of Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). The portal is being developed, and new content is being added all the time. Marinedata.scotland.gov.uk will provide a single point of access to Marine Scotland’s published data, and allow everyone to explore, download, share and cite those data.