Ornithology ScotMER Receptor Group

The Ornithology ScotMER Receptor Group is concerned with evidence gaps related to seabird ecology and the potential impacts of offshore renewables on seabirds.

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 Ornithology Evidence Map available for download below.

Membership includes:

  • Marine Scotland Science
  • Marine Scotland Planning & Policy
  • Marine Scotland Licensing Operations Team
  • Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • NatureScot
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • RSPB
  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • Scottish Renewables representatives from industry
  • British Trust for Ornithology
  • The Crown Estate Scotland (TCES)
  • McArthur Green
  • University of St Andrews
  • Marine Alliance For Science And Technology For Scotland (MASTS)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Heriot-Watt University
  • BioSS
Ornithology evidence map: March 2024
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