National Marine Plan Review 2018: three-year report

Scotland's National Marine Plan was adopted and published in March 2015. This is the first review of its implementation.


CFP - EU Common Fisheries Policy.

GES - Good Environmental Status.

GIS - Geographical Information System.

GVA - Gross Value Added.

HLMO - High Level Marine Objectives.

IA - Intermediate Assessment.

IMTA - Integrated Multi Trophic Aquaculture.

INNS - Invasive non-native species.

INSPIRE - Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community. EU directive for spatial data requirements.

JNCC - Joint Nature Conservation Committee.

LDP - Local Development Plan.

Marine Acts - Marine (Scotland) Act 2010 and UK Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009.

MASTS - Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland.

MMO - Marine Management Organisation.

MPA - Marine Protected Area.

MPP - Marine Planning Partnership.

MPS - Marine Policy Statement.

MSFD - EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive.

MS LOT – Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team.

MUSES EU funded project: Multi-Use in European Seas.

NMPi – National Marine Plan Interactive.

NorthSEE - EU funded project: A North Sea Perspective on Shipping, Energy and Environmental Aspects in Maritime Spatial Planning.

Offshore waters - Term used generally to refer to waters more than 12 nautical miles from baselines (i.e. the area stretching from 12 nautical miles out to limits of UK jurisdiction).
In relation to marine renewable energy, it does not necessarily mean outside 12 nautical miles; it can refer to activity in the marine environment often within 3 nautical miles.

OSPAR - The Commission which manages work under the OSPAR Convention (Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic).

Plan - Scotland’s National Marine Plan.

PMF - Priority Marine Features.

RMP - Regional Marine Plan.

SEPA - Scottish Environment Protection Agency.

SCF - Scottish Coastal Forum

SIMCelt - EU funded project: Support Implementation of Maritime Spatial Planning in the Celtic Seas.

SNH - Scottish Natural Heritage.

SMMCG - The Scottish Marine Monitoring Coordination Group.

SMR - Scottish Marine Regions.

UKMMAS - UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy.

WFD - EU Water Framework Directive.


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