Energy resources - Areas of Search refined from offshore wind scoping study 2018

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Title
Energy resources - Areas of Search refined from offshore wind scoping study 2018
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_12106

Abstract
Areas of search (AoS) have been created using a multi-criteria analysis generated constraint map that shows a range of suitability for offshore wind energy locations. This constraint map is the product of overlaying and weighting 20 relevant layers in a GIS. From the least constrained/most suitable areas some broad zones are drawn. These broad areas are then refined into the AoS by investigating the geographic proximity to important offshore activities and issues. The activities considered to refine the footprint of the broad areas were: fishing, shipping, marine nature protected areas and oil and gas installations. These AoS will serve as guidance to developers and planners as to the most suitable sites for further offshore wind developments in Scottish waters. These sites provide a zone where developments will enjoy minimised obstacles to consenting and licensing whilst still benefitting from adequate resource and appropriate environmental conditions. These sites are recommended by Marine Scotland as places where the consenting and licensing process will be streamlined, expedient and efficient as the likely interactions to be encountered by developers have already been considered. Marine Scotland does not oblige developers to occupy these locations but to consider them as the most appropriate sites.

Point of contact

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Custodian

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Distributor

Scottish Government (Marine Scotland)
Mailpoint 11, Area 1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom

Originator

Marine Scotland
1B South, Victoria Quay
Edinburgh
EH6 6QQ
United Kingdom
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Keywords
  • Marine Environmental Data and Information Network
SeaDatanet Parameter Disciplines
  • Environment
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Energy resources
Use limitation
Open Government Licence
Use limitation
Contains information from Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
otherRestrictions
Other constraints
no limitations to public access
Distance
50
eng
Topic category
  • Economy
  • Oceans
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Geographic identifier
There is no appropriate value

Title
SeaDataNet vertical extent keywords
Date ( Revision )

2018-01-01 2018-06-12
Reference system identifier
OGP / urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::4326

dataset
Statement
Created from existing collated data sets as described in the scoping study report. Areas of opportunity and constraint were identified from the combined layers and these locations (Areas of Search) are plotted in GIS on the WGS84 datum. Attributes include Area of search ID and area (square kilometre).

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_12106 metadataInXML
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Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2