Search areas for offshore wind energy: scoping study

Scoping study about identifying areas of search to potentially be developed into draft plan options for offshore wind energy in Scottish waters.

11. Literature and website resources referenced

11.1 Cited literature

Aires, C., Gonzalez-Irusta, J. and Watret, R. (2014) Updating fisheries sensitivity maps in British waters. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 5 No 10. Available at:

BVG Associates (2017) Unleasing Europe's offshore wind potential: A new resource assessment. Available at:

CEFAS (1998) Fisheries Sensitivity Maps in British Waters., Published and distributed by UKOOA Ltd. doi: 10.1007/s13398-014-0173-7.2.

Davies, I. M. and Watret, R. (2011) Scoping Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Scottish Waters. Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 2 No 13. Available at:

DECC (2015) Guidelines on the assessment of transboundary impacts of energy developments on Natura 2000 sites outside the UK. Available at: file:///F:/FW_RLG_2017/Documents/transboundary_guidelines.pdf.

Furness, B. et al. (2012) Vulnerability of Scottish seabirds to offshore wind. MacArthur Green Ltd report.

Gonzalez-Irusta, J. M. and Wright, P. J. (2015) 'Spawning grounds of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) in the North Sea', ICES Journal of Marine Science, 73(March), pp. 304–315.

González-irusta, J. M. and Wright, P. J. (2016) 'Spawning grounds of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus ) in the North Sea and West of Scotland', Fisheries Research. Elsevier B.V., 183(November), pp. 180–191. doi: 10.1016/j.fishres.2016.05.028.

Haslett, A. (2016) An insights report from the Energy Technologies Institute. Available at:

LUC (2016) 'Scottish Marine Recreation and Tourism Survey 2015', (March), p. 83. Available at:

Marine Scotland (2011) Scotland's Marine Atlas. Available at:

Marine Scotland (2013a) Initial Plan Framework (Draft Plan Options). Available at:

Marine Scotland (2013b) Pre-statutory Consultation – Draft Analysis Report. Available at:

Marine Scotland (2016) A North Sea Perspective On Shipping , Energy , And Environmental Aspects In Maritime Spatial Planning : The Northsee Project. Available at:

Reid, J. B., Evans, P. G. H. and Northridge, S. P. (2003) Atlas of cetacean distribution in north-west European waters. Available at:

Repsol Sinopec (2017) 'Beatrice Decommissioning; Environmental Impact Assessment Scoping Report', (May). Available at:

Sinden, G. (2007) 'Characteristics of the UK wind resource: Long-term patterns and relationship to electricity demand', Energy Policy, 35(1), pp. 112–127. doi: 10.1016/j.enpol.2005.10.003.

Southall, B. L. et al. (2007) Marine Mammal Noise Exposure Criteria: Initial Scientific Recommendations, Aquatic Mammals. Available at: (Accessed: 20 April 2017).

Statoil (2015) Hywind Scotland Pilot Park - Environmental Statement. doi:

The Carbon Trust (2015) Floating Offshore Wind : Market and Technology Review. Available at:

The Crown Estate (2012) Offshore wind cost reduction-Pathways study. Available at:

11.2 Cited websites

  • Kis-Orca Offshore renewables and cable awareness: spatial data to update the subsea cable information


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