Marine Mammals ScotMER Receptor Group

The Marine Mammals ScotMER Receptor Group is concerned with evidence gaps related to marine mammal ecology and the potential impacts of offshore renewables on marine mammals.

This group has worked together to identify and prioritise evidence gaps associated with the planning and consenting processes for offshore renewable developments, which are detailed in the ScotMER Marine Mammal Evidence Map available for download below.

Membership of this group includes:

  • Marine Scotland Science
  • Marine Scotland Planning & Policy
  • Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team
  • NatureScot
  • Scottish Renewables representatives from industry
  • Sea Marine Research Unit (SMRU)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of St Andrews
  • Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)
  • Scottish Environment Link
Marine mammals evidence map: March 2024
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