Publication - Progress report

Socio-economic Baseline Review for Offshore Renewables in Scottish Waters Volume 1: Main Text

Published: 10 Dec 2012
Part of:
Marine and fisheries

The Review contains a national and six regional socio-economic baseline reviews that

can be used to inform impact assessments for future sectoral plans for offshore wind, wave and

tidal development.

329 page PDF

3.6 MB

329 page PDF

3.6 MB

Socio-economic Baseline Review for Offshore Renewables in Scottish Waters Volume 1: Main Text

329 page PDF

3.6 MB


ABI Annual Business Inquiry

ABP Associated British Ports

ABPmer ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd

AIS Automatic Identification System

ASP Association of Surfing Professionals

ATM Air traffic Movements

BAA British Aviation Authority

BBC British Broadcasting Corporation

BMF British Marine Federation

BMI Body Mass Index

BP BP Global

BPA British Port Authority

BSAC British Sub-Aqua Club

BUTEC British Underwater Test and Evaluation Centre

CAA Civil Aviation Authority

CCS Carbon Capture and Storage

Cefas Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science

CFP Common Fisheries Policy

C-in-C Commander-in-Chief

CNS Central North Sea

CO 2 Carbon dioxide

COSLA Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

CRC Control and Reporting Centre

DAS Days at Sea

DASA Defence Analytical Services and Advice

DE&S Defence Equipment and Support

DECC Department of Energy and Climate Change

Defra Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DEL Department Expenditure Limits

DfT Department for Transport

DMC Defence Munitions Centre

DMK Denmark

DNC Declared Net Capacity

DUKES Digest of UK Energy Statistics

DWT Deadweight ton

E East

EC Euro p.a. Community

EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone


EMEC Euro p.a. Marine Energy Centre

ERM Environmental Resources Management Ltd

EU Euro p.a. Union

FAA Fleet Air Arm

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization

FEE Foundation for Environmental Education

FTE Full-time Equivalent

GB Great Britain

GC Gas Condenstate Field

GDP Gross Domestic Product

GHG Greenhouse Gas

GLA General Lighthouse Authorities

GP General Practitioners

GVA Gross Value Added

HDVC High Voltage Direct Current

HIAL Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd.

HIE Highlands and Islands Enterprise

HIH Highest Income Householder

HMNB Her Majesty's Naval Base

HMS Her Majesty's Ship

HPHT High Pressure High Temperature

HVDC High-voltage Direct Current

ICES International Council for the Exploration of the Sea

ICIT International Centre of Island Technology

ID Identity

IFAW International Fund for Animal Welfare

IMO International Maritime Organization

IOM Isle of Man

IPA IPA Energy + Water Economics

IRM Inspection, repair and maintenance


KIS-CA Kingfisher Information Service - Cable Awareness

LA Local Authority

LIMPET Land Installed Marine Powered Energy Transformer

MCA Maritime and Coastguard Agency

MCCIP Marine Climate Change Impacts

MEDIN Marine Environmental Data and Information Network

MMO Marine Management Organisation

MOD Ministry of Defence

MORI Market & Opinion Research International Ltd.

MSc Master of Science

MSC Marine Stewardship Council

MSP Marine Spatial Plan

MSY Maximum Sustainable Yield

MW DNC Megawatts Declared Net Capacity

N North

NATO North Atlantic Treaty Organization

NATS National Air Traffic Services

NE North East

NERL NATS En Route Plc

NGL Natural Gas Liquids

NI Northern Ireland

NLB Northern Lighthouse Board

NOMIS Service provided by the Office for National Statistics, ONS, to give you free access to the most detailed and up-to-date UK labour market statistics from official sources

NOx Nitrogen Oxide

NRIP National Renewables Infrastructure Plan

NVQ National Vocational Qualification

NW North West

OER Offshore Energy Region

Ofgem Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets

ONS Office for National Statistics

OSGB Ordnance Survey Great Britain

OSPAR International cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. Commission is made up of representatives of the Governments of 15 Contracting Parties and the Euro p.a. Commission, representing the Euro p.a. Union.

OWF Offshore Wind Farm

OWIG Offshore Wind Industry Group

PAR Precision Approach Radar

PEXA Practise and Exercise Training Area

PFFPA Peterhead and Fraserburgh Fish Processors Association

PFOW Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters

PGI Protected Geographical Indication

PSR Primary Surveillance Radar

R&D Research and Development

RAF Royal Air Force

RoRo Roll-on/Roll-off

RPA Risk and Policy Analysts

RSW Refrigerated Seawater

RYA Royal Yachting Association

SAC Special Areas of Conservation

SAS Surfers Against Sewage

SCCS Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage

ScotSAC Scottish Sub-Aqua Club

SCSS Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage

SCUBA Self Contained Underwater Breathing A p.a.atus

SE Scottish Enterprise

SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEB Scottish Enterprise Borders

SECA SOx Emission Control Area

SEPA Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SFSAG Scottish Fisheries Sustainable Accreditation Group

SHA Statutory Harbour Authorities

SHEFA Shetland-Faroes

SHQS Scottish Housing Quality Standard

SIC Standard Industrial Classification

SIMA Surf Industry Manufacturers Association

SNH Scottish Natural Heritage

SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

SORER Scottish Offshore Renewable Energy Regions

SOx Sulphur Oxide

SPSG Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group

SQW SQW Consulting

SREZ Scottish Renewable Energy Zone

SRO Scottish Renewable Order

SSACN Scottish Sea Angling Conservation Network

SSE South South East

SW South West

SXA Scottish Exercise Area

SXA Total Allowable Catch

TNS The Naturist Society

TSO The Stationery Office

UK United Kingdom

UKCPC UK Cable Protection Committee (to become Subsea Cables UK in 2012)

UKCS UK Continental Shelf

UKDEAL Oil & Gas UK DEAL Common Data Access Limited

UKMMAS UK Marine Monitoring and Assessment Strategy

USA United States of America

VLCC Very-large Crude Carriers

VMS Vessel Monitoring System

W West

WQS World Qualifying Series

WWF World Wide Fund for Nature


boe Barrel of Oil Equivalent

m metre(s)

km kilometre(s)

km 2 kilometre(s) squared

NM nautical mile(s)

h hour

lb pound(s)

Kg kilogram(s)

kV kilovolt(s)

Mt million tonnes

kW kilowatt(s)

MW megawatt(s)

MWe megawatt energy

MWh megawatt hour

GW gigawatt(s)

GWh gigawatt hour

GT gross tonnage

p.a. per annum

p.p. per person

% per cent

mp.a.million passengers per annum