Publication - Progress report

Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters: Socio - Economic Assesment

Published: 25 Jul 2013
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782567509

The study reported here provides a high level socio-economic appraisal of the potential costs and benefits to activities that may arise as a result of offshore wind, wave or tidal development within the Draft Plan Options as part of possible future Scotti

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Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters: Socio - Economic Assesment
3. Outcome of Scoping Assessment

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3. Outcome of Scoping Assessment

A scoping exercise was carried out for each activity, the details are provided in Appendices B and C, where the criteria used were based on specific assumptions. These assumptions were used in order that a documented trail of the outcome of the scoping could be provided. A number of figures are provided in Appendix B to illustrate the distribution of activities in relation to Draft Plan Option areas to support the scoping assessment.

The scoping exercise has taken account of the scale of potential development within Draft Plan Option areas and the nature and scale of potential interactions with activities for the different offshore renewables technologies.

A summary of the scoping exercise outputs is provided in Tables 7 and 8 for wind and tide respectively. For wave development, all activities except for commercial fishing, energy generation and military interests (all of which occur in all Draft Plan Option areas), and carbon capture and storage in the North Region were scoped out.

In addition due to the uncertainty of where export cable routes would be located a qualitative assessment of the interactions with activities was also carried out.

Table 7. Activities Scoped in by Site for Offshore Wind

Site Activity
Aviation Carbon Capture and Storage Commercial Fisheries Energy Generation Military Interests Oil and Gas Ports and Harbours Power Interconnectors Recreational Boating Shipping Tourism Water Sports
L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H
OWN1
OWN2
OWNE1
OWNE2
OWSW1
OWSW2
OWW1
OWW2
OWW3
OWNW1

L = Low C=Central H = High Scenario

Table 8. Activities Scoped in by Site for Tide

Site Activity
Carbon Capture and Storage Commercial Fisheries Energy Generation Military Interests Oil and Gas Ports and Harbours Recreational Boating Shipping Water Sports
L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H L C H
TN1
TN2
TN3
TN4
TN5
TN6
TN7
TSW1
TW1
TW2

L= Low C = Central H=High Scenario


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