Social and Economic Specialist Receptor Group

The Social and Economic Specialist Receptor Group is concerned with evidence gaps related to any potential social and economic impacts of offshore renewable developments.


Membership of this group includes:

  • Marine Scotland Marine Analytical Unit
  • Marine Scotland Planning & Policy
  • Marine Scotland Science
  • Scottish Government Energy Directorate
  • Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH)
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • The Crown Estate Scotland (TCES)
  • Scottish Renewables
  • Scottish Enterprise
  • University of St Andrews
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Strathclyde
  • University of Edinburgh

This group has worked together to identify and prioritise evidence gaps associated with consenting offshore renewable developments, which are detailed in the ScotMER Socio-economic Evidence Map. This map is undergoing a review and will be available for download shortly.

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