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Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report and Appendix A

Published: 25 Jul 2013
Part of:
Marine and fisheries
ISBN:
9781782567448

This Environmental Report documents the results of the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which is an assessment of the effects of the plans on relevant environmental receptors. In this assessment the effects of the plan on the following have been

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Contents
Draft Sectoral Marine Plans for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scottish Waters- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report and Appendix A
Table of Abbreviations

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Table of Abbreviations

AC

Alternating Current

AEWA

Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds

AIS

Automatic Identification System

ALS

Area of Landscape Significance

AONB

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AoS

Area of Search

APQ

Area of Panoramic Quality

ASCOBANS

Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans of the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas

BAP

UK Biodiversity Action Plan

BGS

British Geological Society

CAMERAS

Co-ordinated Agenda for Marine, Environment and Rural Affairs Science

CAR

Controlled Activities Regulations

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CO 2

Carbon dioxide

c SAC

Candidate Special Area of Conservation

DC

Direct Current

EGPS

Electricity Generation Policy Statement

EC

European Commission

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

EMEC

European Marine Energy Centre

EMF

Electro-magnetic field

ESAS

European Seabirds at Sea

EU

European Union

EUNIS

European University Information Systems

FAME

Future of the Atlantic Marine Environment

GCR

Geological Conservation Review

GHG

Greenhouse Gas

GIS

Geographic Information System

HIE

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HRA

Habitats Regulations Appraisal

IBA

Important Bird Area

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

IPF

Initial Plan Framework

IPOA-SHARKS

International Plan of Action for the Conservation and Management of Sharks

IPR

Iterative Plan Review

IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature

JNAPC

Joint Nautical Archaeology Policy Committee

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LDP

Local Development Plan

LPA

Local Protection Area

MAIB

Marine Accident Investigation Branch

MarClim

Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change

MaRS

Marine Resource System

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MCCIP

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MCS

Marine Conservation Society

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MSD

Marine Strategy Directive

MSFD

European Marine Strategy Framework Directive

NORM

Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material

NPF3

National Planning Framework 3

NRIP

National Renewable Infrastructure Plan

NSA

National Scenic Area

OSPAR

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

OUV

Outstanding Universal Value

PAG

Project Advisory Group

PFOW

Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters

PMF

Priority Marine Feature

PPS

Plans, Programmes and Strategies

p SAC

Possible Special Area of Conservation

RBD

River Basin Districts

RBMP

River Basin Management Plans

RCAHMS

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

RLG

Regional Locational Guidance

RSA

Regional Scenic Area

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RYAS

Royal Yachting Association Scotland

SA

Sustainability Appraisal

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SACN

Sea Anglers Conservation Network

SAMS

Scottish Association for Marine Science

SCAPE

Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SFSA

Strategic Framework for Scottish Aquaculture

SHEP

Scottish Historic Environment Policy

SIMD

Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

SLA

Special Landscape Area

SMRRG

Scottish Marine Renewables Research Group

SMRU

Sea Mammal Research Unit

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

Sniffer

Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research

SPA

Special Protection Area

SSSI

Sites of Special Scientific Interest

SUDS

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

TCE

The Crown Estate

TLP

Tension Leg Platform

UKCIP

UK Climate Impacts Programme

UNCBD

United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

UNCLOS

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WHS

World Heritage Site


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