Offshore wind energy - draft sectoral marine plan: strategic environmental assessment

Strategic environmental assessment (SEA) identifies the likely significant environmental impacts of plans and policies and proposed reasonable alternatives to them.

Appendix D Abbreviations

AC Alternating Current
ACOPS Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea
AIS Automatic identification System
AoS Areas of Search
ATBA Areas To Be Avoided
BEIS Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
BGS British Geological Society
BOU British Ornithologists Union
BTO British Trust for Ornithology
CAMERAS Co-ordinated Agenda for Marine, Environment and Rural Affairs Science
CEC Crown Estate Commissioners
DC Direct Current
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
DPO Draft Plan Options
DW DW Akademie
EC European Community
EDPR EDP Renovávei
EEC European Economic Community
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
ELC European Landscape Convention
EMF Electromagnetic Field
EOWDC European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre
ESAS European Sea Birds At Sea
EU European Union
EUNIS European Nature Information System
FEAST Feature Activity Sensitivity Tool
GCR Geological Conservation Review
GEN General Planning Policy
GES Good Environmental Status
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS Geographic Information System
GW Gigawatt
HDD Horizontal Directional Drilling
HES Historic Environment Scotland
HRA Habitats regulation Appraisal
HVDC High-Voltage Direct Current
IMARES International Master of Arts in Russian and Eurasian Studies
IMO International Maritime Organisation
INNS Invasive Non-Native Species
IPF Initial Planning Framework
JNAPC Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee
KTN Knowledge Transfer Network
LiDAR Light Detection and Ranging
LLA Local Landscape Area
MARP Marine Archaeology Reporting Plan
MARPOL Marine Pollution
MaRS Marine Resource System
MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency
MCCIP Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership
MGN Marine Guidance Note
MOD Ministry of Defence
MPA Marine Protected Area
MSFD Marine Strategy Framework Directive
MW Megawatts
NATS National Air Traffic Services
NATURA Network of Nature Protection Areas in the Territory of the European Union
NCCA National Coastal Change Assessment
NCMPA Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area
NE North East
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NM Nautical Miles
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
NRW Natural Resources Wales
NSA National Scenic Area
ORJIP Offshore Renewable Joint Industry Project
OSPAR Oslo/Paris Convention
OW Offshore Wind
OWF Offshore Wind Farm
OWiX Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange
PMF Priority Marine Features
PPS Plan, Programme, or Strategy
PRIMaRE Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy
pSPA Proposed Special Protection Area
RBMP River Basin Management Plans
RLG Regional Locational Guidance
ROC Renewables Obligations Certificate
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RYA Royal Yachting Association
SA Sustainability Appraisal
SAC Special Area of Conservation
SCANS Small Cetaceans in the European Atlantic and North Seas
SCAPE Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion Trust
SCOS Special Committee on Seals
ScotMER Scottish Marine Environmental Research
SDIC SDIC Power Holdings Co.
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SEIA Socio-Economic Impact Assessment
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SIMD Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
SMRRG Scottish Marine Renewables Research Group
SMRU Sea Mammal Research Unit
SNCB Statutory Nature Conservation Body
SNH Scottish Natural Heritage
SPA Special Protection Area
SpORRAn Scottish Offshore Renewables Research Network
SSSI Site of Special Scientific Interest
SW South West
TLP Tension Leg Platform
TSS Traffic Separation Schemes
UK United Kingdom
UKMMAS UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy
UKOOA United Kingdom Offshore Operators Association
UN United nations
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UXO Unexploded Ordnance
WFD Water Framework Directive
WHS World Heritage Site
WWT Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust



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