Publication - Research and analysis

Socio-economic Baseline Review Methodology and Data Gap Analysis for Offshore Renewables in Scottish Waters

Published: 10 Dec 2012
Part of:
Marine and fisheries

The Data Gap Analysis Report summarises the background to and aims of the overall appraoch to socio-economics and offshore renewable energy planning. It sets out the approach that has been adopted to identifying baseline information requirements, which ta

Socio-economic Baseline Review Methodology and Data Gap Analysis for Offshore Renewables in Scottish Waters


ABPmer : ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

AIS : Automatic Identification System

ArcGIS : Geographic Information System Software by ESRI

BMF : British Marine Federation

BRIA : Business & Regulatory Impact Assessment

CAA : Civil Aviation Authority

CCS : Carbon Capture and Storage

CCSA : Carbon Capture Storage Association

CFP : Common Fisheries Policy

CO 2 : Carbon Dioxide

CoSLA : Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CPUE : Catch per Unit Effort

DASA : Defence Analytical Services and Advice

DECC : Department of Energy and Climate Change

DfT : Department for Transport

EIA : Environmental Impact Assessment

EMEC : European Marine Energy Centre

GCal Uni : Glasgow Caledonian University

GIS : Geographic Information System

GT : Gross Tonne(s)

GVA : Gross Value Added

GW : Gigawatt(s)

HIAL : Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd

HIE : Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HRA : Habitats Regulations Appraisals

IALA : International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities

ICES : International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ITOMS : International Transmission Operations & Maintenance Study

KIS-CA : Kingfisher Information Service - Cable Awareness

km : kilometre(s)

kw : kilowatt(s)

LA : Local Authority

LVIA : Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment

m : metre(s)

MCA : Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MEDIN : Marine Environmental Data and Information Network

MOD : Ministry of Defence

MPA : Marine Protected Area

NATS : National Air Traffic Services

NGL : Natural Gas Liquids

nm : nautical mile(s)

OER : Offshore Energy Regions

ONS : Office of National Statistics

OSPAR : Mechanism by which fifteen Governments of the western coasts and catchments of Europe, together with the European Community, cooperate to protect the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic

OWF : Offshore Wind Farm

PEXA : Practice and. Exercise Areas

PFOW : Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters

RLG : Regional Locational Guidance

RPA : Risk & Policy Analysts

RYA : Royal Yachting Association

SCCS : Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage

SE : Scottish Enterprise

SEA : Strategic Environmental Assessment

SeaZone : SeaZone Solutions Ltd

SEPA : Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SIC : Standard Industrial Classification

SORER : Scottish Offshore Renewable Energy Regions

UK : United Kingdom

UKCPC : United Kingdom Cable Protection Committee

UKDEAL : UKDEAL Common Data Access Ltd

UKMMAS : UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

USA : United States of America

VMS : Vessel Monitoring System