Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan - Sustainability Appraisal

This report summarises the findings of the Sustainability Appraisal undertaken on the draft pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan incorporating a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) required under Directive 2001/42/EC and the Env


AEOI Adverse Effects on Integrity
BAP Biodiversity Action Plan
CAR Controlled Activities Regulations
CCRA UK Climate Change Risk Assessment
CO 2 Carbon dioxide
DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change
Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
Draft Pilot Plan Draft Pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan
dSPA Draft Special Protection Area
EC European Commission
ECC European Economic Community
EIA Environmental Impact Assessment
EMEC European Marine Energy Centre
EMF Electromagnetic forces
EPS European Protected Species
EU European Union
EUNIS European University Information Systems
FAA Fleet Air Arm
FISA Fisheries Industry Science Alliance
FSA Food Standards Authority
GCR Geological Conservation Review
GES Good Environmental Status
GHG Greenhouse Gas
HMPA Historic Marine Protected Areas
HRA Habitats Regulations Appraisal
IBA International Bird Area
IMO International Maritime Organization
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature
JNCC Joint Nature Conservation Committee
kV Kilovolt
LDP Local Development Plan
LLA Local Landscape Areas
LSE Likely Significant Effects
MAIB Marine Accident Investigation Branch
MEHRA Marine Environmental High Risk Area
MoD Ministry of Defence
MPA Marine Protected Area
MPS Marine Policy Statement
MRIP Marine Renewables Infrastructure Plan
MSFD Marine Strategy Framework Directive
MS LOT Marine Scotland Licensing and Operations Team
MSS Marine Scotland Science
NERC Natural Environment Research Council
NGO Non-Government Organisation
NMP National Marine Plan
NMPi National Marine Plan Interactive
NORM Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material
NPF3 National Planning Framework 3
NRIP National Renewables Infrastructure Plan
NSA National Scenic Area
ORJIP Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme
OSPAR Oslo and Paris Convention
PFOW Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters
PMF Priority Marine Features
PPC Pollution Prevention Control
PPS Plans, Programmes and Strategies
RAF Royal Air Force
RBD River Basin District
RBMP River Basin Management Plan
RCAHMS Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
RLG Regional Locational Guidance
RORO Roll-on roll-off
RPP Report of Policies and Proposals
RPP2 Report of Policies and Proposals 2
RSPB Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
RYAS Royal Yachting Association Scotland
SA Sustainability Appraisal
SAC Special Area(s) of Conservation
SCI Sites of Community Interest
SCOS NERC Special Committee on Seals
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency
SHEP Scottish Historic Environment Policy
SLA Special Landscape Area
SIMD Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation
SMRU Sea Mammal Research Unit
SNH Scottish Natural Heritage
SPA Special Protection Area
SpORRAn Scottish Offshore Renewables Research Framework
SPP Scottish Planning Policy
SSEPD Scottish and Southern Energy Power Distribution
SSMEI Scottish Sustainable Marine Environment Initiative
SSSI Site(s) of Special Scientific Interest
TCE The Crown Estate
The 2005 Act The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005
The 2010 Act The Marine (Scotland) Act 2010
UNCLOS United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UK United Kingdom
UK BAP UK Biodiversity Action Plan
UKCP09 UK Climate Projections 2009 model
WFD Water Framework Directive
WHS World Heritage Site


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