Sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy: social and economic impact assessment scoping report

Sets out the methodology and scenarios for scoping and undertaking a socio-economic impact assessment.

4 Abbreviations/Acronyms

4COffshore - 4COffshore Ltd

ABPmer - ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

AGL - Above Ground Level

AIS - Automatic Identification System

ANSP - Air Navigation Service Provider

AONB - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AoS - Areas of Search

Aquatera - Aquatera Ltd

ATM - Air Traffic Movement

BDT - Beatrice Demonstrator Turbines

BERR - Department of Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

boe - Barrel of oil equivalent

BOWL - Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Limited

BRIA - Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment

CAA - Civil Aviation Authority

CCGT - Combined Cycle Gas Turbine

CCS - Carbon Capture and Storage

CCSA - Carbon Capture & Storage Association

Cebr - Centre for Economics and Business Research

CO 2 - Carbon Dioxide

CPUE - Catch Per Unit Effort

DCO - Development Consent Order

DEA - Danish Energy Authority

DECC - Department of Energy & Climate Change

DfT - Department for Transport

DPO - Draft Plan Option

DTI - Department of Trade and Industry

EIA - Environmental Impact Assessment

EKOS - EKOS Limited

EMEC - European Marine Energy Centre

ES - Environmental Statement

ETI - Energy Technologies Institute

EU - European Union

EUROSION - European Initiative for Sustainable Coastal Erosion Management

EV - Electric Vehicle

FTE - Full Time Equivalent

GDP - Gross Domestic Product

GIS - Geographic Information System

GT - gigatonne

GVA - Gross Value Added

GW - Gigawatts

HIE - Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HM - Her Majesty's

HMNB - Her Majesty's Naval Base

HMR - Helicopter Main Route

HRA - Habitats Regulations Appraisal

ICES - International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICF - ICF International, Inc

ICOMIA - International Council of Marine Industry Associations

IMO - International Maritime Organisation

KIS-ORCA - Kingfisher Information Service - Offshore Renewable & Cable Awareness

km - Kilometre

LFA - Low Flying Area

LUC - Land Use Consultants

m - Metre

MCA - Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MDS - Transmodal MDS Transmodal Ltd

MMO - Marine Management Organisation

MOD - Ministry of Defence

MPA - Marine Protected Area

MS - Marine Scotland

MSCC - Marine Science Co-Ordination Committee

MTDG - Marine Tourism Development Group

mtoe - Million tonnes of oil equivalent

MW - Megawatts

NATS - National Air Traffic Services

nm - Nautical Mile

NMPi - National Marine Plan interactive

NRIP - National Renewables Infrastructure Plan

O&M - Operations and Maintenance

Ofgem - Office of Gas and Electricity Markets

OSPAR - Oslo/Paris convention (for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic)

OWF - Offshore Wind Farm

PEXA - Practice and Exercise Areas

PSG - Project Steering Group

PV - Present Value

RLG - Regional Locational Guidance

RPA - Risk & Policy Analysts

RYA - Royal Yachting Association

SAC - Special Areas of Conservation

SAIC - Scottish Aquaculture Innovation Centre

ScotMap - Marine Scotland project which provides spatial information on the fishing activity

SDSR - Strategic Defence and Security Review

SEA - Strategic Environmental Assessment

SG - Scottish Government

SIA - Social Impact Analysis

SIFIDS - Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System

SLVI - Seascape and Landscape Visual Impacts

SLVIA - Seascape and Landscape Visual Impact Assessment

SMRTS - Scottish Marine Recreation and Tourism Survey

SNH - Scottish Natural Heritage

SOEC - Solent Ocean Energy Centre

SORER - Scottish Offshore Renewable Energy Region


STECF - Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries

TSS - Traffic Separation Schemes

TTA - Tactical Training Area

TWh - Tera watt hour

UK - United Kingdom

UKCS - UK Continental Shelf

UKCPC UK Cable Protection Committee

UKMMAS - UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

USA - United States of America

VMS - Vessel Monitoring System

WES - Wave Energy Scotland

ZTV - Zone of Theoretical Visibility


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