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Scotland's seas: towards understanding their state

Scotland's seas: towards understanding their state.

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Scotland's seas: towards understanding their state
Glossary

Glossary

ACOPS

Advisory Committee on Protection of the Sea

AGMACS

Advisory Group on Marine and Coastal Strategy

AMO

Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation

ASP

Amnesic shellfish poisoning

B lim

ICESSSB 'limit' reference point - low biomass, serious risk to reproductive capacity

B pa

ICES precautionary biomass reference point - biomass below which management action required to increase biomass

BAC

Background Assessment Concentration

BC

Background Concentration

BERR

Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (previously DTI)

BGS

British Geological Survey

BMF

British Marine Federation

BODC

British Oceanographic Data Centre

BTO

British Trust for Ornithology

CAMP

Comprehensive Atmospheric Monitoring Programme

CAR

Controlled Activities (Scotland) Regulations 2005

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CD

Compact Disc

CDOM

Colour Dissolved Organic Matter

Cefas

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

CEH

Centre for Ecology and Hydrology

CEMP

Co-ordinated Environmental Monitoring Programme

CMO

Contributory Marine Objective

CPR

Continuous Plankton Recorder

CSSEG

Clean Safe Seas Evidence Group

CSEMP

Clean Safe seas Environmental Monitoring Programme

DAC

Data Archive Centre

DBA

Dibenz[ a,h]anthracene

DDT

Dichloro-diphenyl-trichloroethane or 4,4'-(2,2,2-trichloroethane-1,1-diyl)bis(chlorobenzene)

DEHP

Diethylhexylphthalate

DfT

Department for Transport

DJFM

December, January, February, March (winter)

DNA

Deoxyribonucleic acid

DPAG

Dounreay Particles Advisory Group

DSP

Diarrhetic shellfish poisoning

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry (now BERR)

EAC

Ecotoxicological Assessment Criteria

EC

European Council

EEC

European Economic Community

EMEC

European Marine Energy Centre

EMEP

Co-operative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe

EcoQ

Ecological Quality

Eco QO

Ecological Quality Objective

EQS

Environmental Quality Standards

E& RDC

Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Scottish Parliament)

ERSEM

European Regional Seas Ecosystem Model

ESAI

East Shetland Atlantic Inflow

EU

European Union

F lim

ICES fishing mortality 'limit' reference point - high fishing rate likely to drive biomass below B lim

F pa

ICES precautionary fishing mortality rate reference point - fishing rate above which management action required

FEPA

Food and Environment Protection Act 1985

FIC

Fair Isle Current

FRS

Fisheries Research Services

FSAS

Food Standards Agency Scotland

GAM

Generalised Additive Modelling framework

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GES

Good Environmental Status (under MSFD)

GEcS

Good Ecological Status (under WFD)

GSDP

Glasgow Strategic Drainage Plan

GVA

Gross Value Added

HBDC

Hexabromocyclododecane

HBDSEG

Healthy and Biologically Diverse Seas Evidence Group

HMNB

Her Majesty's Naval Base

HMS

( UK) Hamonised Monitoring Scheme

ICES

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

IMO

International Maritime Organisation

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

JAMP

Joint Assessment and Monitoring Programme

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

KIMO

Kommunenes Internasjonale Miljorganisasjon (local authorities international environmental organisation)

Li

Lithium

LCA

Length Cohort Analysis

LPUE

Landings per unit effort

MAPC

Marine Assessment Policy Committee

MARCLIM

Marine Biodiversity and Climate Change Project

MARG

Marine Assessment Reporting Group

MBA

Marine Biological Association

MCA

Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MCCIP

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MDIP

Marine Data and Information Partnership

MEDAG

Marine Environmental Data Action Group

MESH

Mapping European Seabed Habitats

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MNCR

Marine Nature Conservation Review

MOC

Meridional Overturning Circulation

MPA

Marine Protected Area

MSL

Mean Sea Level

MSFD

Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Mt

Million Tonnes

MT

Motor tanker

MW

Megawatts

NAFCMC

North Atlantic Fisheries College Marine Centre

NAO

North Atlantic Oscillation index

NCOF

National Centre for Ocean Forecasting

NOCS

National Oceanography Centre Southampton

OSPAR

Oslo & Paris OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

PA

Problem Area (in respect of OSPAR Comprehensive Procedure)

PAH

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon

PBDE

Polybrominated diphenyl ether

PCB

Polychlorinated biphenyl (sometimes abbreviated to CB)

PCI

Phytoplankton Colour Index

PNP

Potential new primary production

POL

Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory

POP

Persistent Organic Pollutant

PPA

Potential Problem Area (in respect of OSPAR Comprehensive Procedure)

PSEG

Productive Seas Evidence Group

PSP

Paralytic shellfish poisoning

PSR

Pressure State Response framework

qPCR

Quantitative polymerase chain reaction

QSR

Quality Status Report ( OSPAR)

RCAHMS

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historic Monuments of Scotland

RID

Comprehensive Study on Riverine Inputs and Direct Discharges

RIFE

Radioactivity in Food and the Environment

RNAD

Royal Navy Armourments Depot

RSA 93

Radioactive Substances Act 1993

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

SAC

Special Area of Conservation

SAHFOS

Sir Alister Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science

SAMS

Scottish Association for Marine Science

SARF

Scottish Aquaculture Research Forum

SBS

Scottish Biodiversity Strategy

SCM

Site Condition Monitoring

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SG

Systematic grid (sampling)

SGMD

Scottish Government Marine Directorate

SMP

Seabird Monitoring Programme

SMRU

Sea Mammal Research Unit

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SOTEAG

Shetland Oil Terminal Environmental Advisory Group

SPA

Special Protection Area

SPM

Suspended particulate material

SPRI

Scottish Pollutant Release Inventory

SSB

Spawning stock biomass

SSMO

Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

SST

Sea surface temperature

SR

Stratified random (sampling)

TAC

Total Allowable Catch

TBT

Tributyltin

TIG

Turtle Implementation Group

TRAC

Transitional and Coastal Waters (under WFD)

UHI

University of the Highlands and Islands

UK

United Kingdom

UKAEA

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

UKBAP

UK Biodiversity Action Plan

UKCIP

United Kingdom Climate Impacts Programme

UKCS

United Kingdom continental shelf

UKDMOS

United Kingdom Database of Marine Observing Systems

UKMMAS

United Kingdom Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

UN

United Nations

UVF

Ultraviolet fluorescence

UWWTD

Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

VA

Value Added

VPA

Virtual Population Analysis

WEWS

Water Environment Water Services Act 2003

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WSSD

World Summit on Sustainable Development


Contact

Email: Central Enquiries Unit ceu@gov.scot