These layers are the outputs of research which developed a national river temperature model for Scotland capable of predicting both daily maximum river temperature and sensitivity to climate change. This layer shows predictions of maximum daily river temperatures for the hottest day between July 2015 and June 2016.
These layers are the outputs of research which developed a national river temperature model for Scotland capable of predicting both daily maximum river temperature and sensitivity to climate change. This layer shows predictions of the change in river temperature that would result from a 1°C increase in air temperature.
This layer displays a line dataset depicting the Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) shoreline classification of the Scottish coastline for oil spill contingency planning. The shoreline type is zoom restricted to about 1:50,000. The Scottish coastline has been classified into five categories:
- Rock and man-made
- Sand, gravel and rock armour
- Exposed tidal flats
- Sheltered rock, man-made or rip rap (rock armour)
- Sheltered tidal flats or salt marshes
The data has been adapted from the shoreline classification in table 3.2 of the BP Final Report "Environmental and Socio-economic Sensitivity Mapping for Oil Spill Preparedness and Response (OSPR)", modified to include the simple ESI code from the 2011 report on "Sensitivity mapping for oil spill response" published by International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IGP)
The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters (PFOW) supports a diverse marine economy and a vast majority of the area is used for multiple activities. This means there is a potential for competition and conflict. The Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters was chosen to pilot the development of a marine spatial plan to support sustainable management of the area’s seas. It aims to balance the needs of local communities and marine economic activities whilst protecting the environment on which they depend. The pilot Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan is being developed by a working group that includes Marine Scotland, Orkney Islands Council and Highland Council. This pilot Plan aims to put in place a planning policy framework in advance of statutory regional marine planning to support sustainable decision making on marine use and management. Through the process of producing the pilot Plan, there have been many lessons learned, which will be published shortly, to inform the preparation of future regional marine plans and the governance arrangements that could underpin Marine Planning Partnerships. It is also anticipated that the pilot Plan will establish a useful basis for the preparation of the two future regional marine plans for Orkney and the North Coast Scottish Marine Regions. This layer displays map 22 of the plan, which shows Pipelines, Electricity and Telecommunications Infrastructure in the PFOW.