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Offshore wind energy - draft sectoral marine plan: regional locational guidance

Published: 18 Dec 2019
Marine Scotland Directorate
Part of:
Energy, Marine and fisheries

Regional locational guidance (RLG) prepared for the draft sectoral marine plan for offshore wind energy.

428 page PDF

37.0 MB

428 page PDF

37.0 MB

Offshore wind energy - draft sectoral marine plan: regional locational guidance
8 Abbreviations

428 page PDF

37.0 MB

8 Abbreviations

Abbreviation: Definition

AIS: Automatic Identification System

AONB: Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

AoS: Area of Search

ATBA: Area To Be Avoided

CalMac: Caledonian MacBrayne Clyde & Hebridean Ferries

CCC: Committee on Climate Change

CCS: Carbon Capture and Storage

Cebr: Centre for Economics and Business Research

Cefas: Business Research Ltd

CfD: Contract for Difference

cSAC: candidate Special Area of Conservation

DPO: Draft Plan Option

D&R: Demonstration and Research

EC: European Commission

EMEC: European Marine Energy Centre

ECU2: East Coast Onshore 275 kV Upgrade

EnFAIT: Enabling Future Arrays in Tidal

EOWDC: European Offshore Wind Demonstration Centre

ESAS: European Seabirds At Sea

ESCA: European Subsea Cables Association

EU: European union

FRMS: Flood Risk Management System

FTE: Full Time Equivalent

GEN: Generation

GIS: Geographic Information System

GVA: Gross Value Added

GW: Gigawatt

HIAL: Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd.

HIE: Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HM: Her Majesty

HMNB: Her Majesty's Naval Base

HMR: Helicopter Main Routes

HMS: Her Majesty's Ship

HRA: Habitat Regulations Appraisal

HSD2: Harbour Seal Decline 2

HVDC: High Voltage Direct Current

HWDT: Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

IBA: Important Bird Area

ICES: International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

IMO: International Maritime Organisation

ISLES: Irish Scottish Links on Energy Study

IUCN: International Union for the Conservation of Nature

kWm-2: Kilowatt per metre squared

LDP: Local Development Plan

MeyGen: MeyGen Ltd

MMO: Marine Management Organisation

MOD: Ministry of Defence

MPA: Maritime Protected Area

MSP: Members for the Scottish Parliament

MTDG: Marine Tourism Development Group

MV: Motor Vessel

MW: Megawatt

NAFC: North Atlantic Fisheries College

NATS: National Air Traffic Service

NCMPA: Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area

NE: North East

NGL: Natural Gas Liquids

NMPi: National Marine Plan interactive

NPF: National Planning Framework

NRIP: National Renewable Infrastructure Plan

NSA: National Scenic Area

O&C: Opportunity and Constraint

OGA: Oil and Gas Authority

OSPAR: Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North East Atlantic

OWF: Offshore Wind Farm

PARC: Port and Resource Centre

PEXA: Practice and Exercise Area

PMF: Protected Marine Feature

pMPA: proposed Maritime Protected Area

pNCMPA: proposed Nature Conservation Marine Protected Area

pSPA: proposed Special Protection Area

QLS: Quarterly Location Statistics

RAF: Royal Air Force

RLG: Regional Locational Guidance

RSPB: Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RYA: Royal Yachting Association

SAC: Special Area of Conservation

SCCS: Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage

SCOS: Special Committee on Seals

SEA: Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEIA: Social & Economic Impact Assessment

SEPA: Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SFDAD: Scottish Flood Defence Asset Database

SIMD: Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation

SLA: Special Landscape Area

SMRU: Sea Mammal Research Unit

SNH: Scottish Natural Heritage

SPA: Special Protection Area

SPG: Special Planning Guidance

SSACN: The Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

SSEN: Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks

SSSI: Site of Special Scientific Interest

SW: South West

SXA: Scottish Exercise Area

TSS: Traffic Separation Scheme

UK: United Kingdom

UKMMAS: United Kingdom Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

VMS: Vessel Monitoring System

WES: Wave Energy Scotland

WFD: Water Framework Directive

WMS: Web Map Service