Marine renewable energy

  1. A Blue Economy Vision for Scotland

    Sets out our long-term ambition for Scotland’s blue economy to 2045. It demonstrates how much we value our marine environment and its significance. This is captured in six outcomes sitting across a range of environmental, social and economic ambitions.

  2. Scotland's Marine Economic Statistics 2019

    Statistics on the economic contributions of Scotland’s marine sectors in 2019. Includes a time series of Gross Value Added (GVA), turnover and employment for marine sectors. The supporting documents include: accessible tables, a summary topic sheet and a pdf version of the publication.

  3. Sectoral marine plan - offshore wind for innovation and targeted oil and gas decarbonisation: initial plan framework

    The Initial Plan Framework (IPF) outlines the process for development of the Sectoral Marine Plan for Innovation and Targeted Oil and Gas (INTOG) Decarbonisation. The IPF also sets out the areas that will be used for future seabed leasing.

  4. Scotland's Climate Assembly - recommendations for action: SG response

    Scotland's Climate Assembly published their full report on 23 June 2021. It included 81 recommendations for the Scottish Government, who had six months to respond. This response sets out the existing and proposed actions that government will take in order to address their recommendations.

  5. Island Communities Impact Assessments: guidance and toolkit

    This guidance provides the tools to help you complete an Island Communities Impact Assessment (ICIA) as required under the Islands (Scotland) Act 20181 (the Act). In particular, this guidance is about the Section 7 duty of the Act where a Relevant Authority must have regard to island communities.

  6. Marine Energy Research Symposium: programme - December 2020

    Programme for the 4th ScotMER Symposium on marine energy to be held on 1– 3 December 2020.

  7. Sectoral marine plan: islands communities impact assessment

    Islands communities impact assessment for the sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy.

  8. Sectoral marine plan: post adoption statement

    Sets out the changes between the draft and final sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy in accordance with Section 18(3) of the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 (“the 2005 Act”).

  9. Sectoral marine plan: equalities impact assessment

    Equalities impact assessment for the sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy.

  10. Offshore wind energy - draft sectoral marine plan: regional locational guidance

    Regional locational guidance (RLG) prepared for the draft sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy.

  11. Offshore wind, wave and tidal energy applications: consenting and licensing manual

    This document provides guidance on applying for consents and marine licences for offshore renewable energy projects within both Scottish Territorial Waters (out to 12 nautical miles (“nm”)) and Scottish Offshore Waters (12-200 nm). It updates and replaces the draft Marine Scotland Licensing and Consents Manual published in 2013.

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