Dr Sally Rouse
Renewables and Energy Programme
Offshore Energy and Environmental Advice Group
OEEA Group Leader
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, UK
Details of specialism
I specialise in researching, and advising on, the marine environmental impacts of deploying and decommissioning offshore oil and gas infrastructure.
Within the broad topic area my particular focuses currently include:
- understanding the interactions between commercial fisheries and the oil and gas industry
- benthic impacts of oil and gas extraction
- artificial reef ecology
Main policy links
- advice on decommissioning plans for offshore oil and gas operations
- advice on Environmental Statements, Directions, Oil and gas permits, CCUS applications
External committees and responsibilities
- chair of MASTS Oil and Gas Environmental Research Forum
- member of the Society for Underwater Decommissioning and wreck removal subcommittee
- member of Independent Scientific Advisory Board for the Australian National Decommissioning Research Initiative
- member of National Decommissioning Centre Partner Group
Papers of relevance
Rouse S, Hayes P and Wilding TA (2020) Commercial fisheries losses arising from interactions with offshore pipelines. ICES Journal of Marine Science 77(3), 1148-1156.
Rouse S, Porter JS, and Wilding TA (2020) Artificial reef design affects benthic secondary productivity and provision of functional habitat. Ecology and Evolution 10(4), 2122-2130.
Rouse S, Lacey NC, Hayes P and Wilding TA (2019) Benthic conservation features and species associated with subsea pipelines: considerations for decommissioning. Frontiers in Marine Science 6, 200.
Rouse S, Hayes P, Davies IM and Wilding TA (2018) Offshore pipeline decommissioning: scale and context. Marine Pollution Bulletin 129, 241-244.
Rouse S, Kafas A, Catarino R and Hayes P (2017) Commercial fisheries use of oil and gas pipelines in the North Sea: impacts of decommissioning plans on fisheries. ICES Journal of Marine Science 75, 279-286.
Details of linked research pages
Marine Scotland Science
PO Box 101
375 Victoria Road
+44 (0)131 244 2500