Biological - Oil Spill Contingency Planning (OSCP)
The biological section of ‘Oil spill response and planning’ (OSCP) shows 14 layers (all with zoom restricted to about 1:250,000) split into four parts:
1 . Coastal Breeding seabirds – based on JNCC Seabird 2000 data this layers shows:
- Locations where >=80% of seabirds during breeding season are either auks / shearwaters / petrels; diving birds; gull / terns / skuas; or locations of mixed colonies which have no dominant species during breeding season
- Points represent lengths of coastline, approximately 1km or less, with the size of the point related to the number of birds.
2. Wildfowl and waders – based on the Wetland Bird Survey (WeBS) these layers show
- The mean peak numbers of birds by type (Wildfowl; wader; or cormorants and divers) in either Spring (Apr – Jun); Autumn (Jul – Oct); or Winter (Nov – Mar)
- Points represent lengths of coastline, with the size of the point related to the number of birds.
3. Designated sites for marine mammals and coastal otters – this layer shows sites SACs (SNH / JNCC data) designated for marine or coastal mammals
- Common seals
- Grey seals
- Bottlenose Dolphin
- Coastal otters
4. There is a separate web page to explain the two layers:
- Seabird Oil Sensitivity Index (SOSI) - Median sensitivity of seabird concentrations to oil pollution in DECC Offshore Oil Licence Blocks by month (time-aware).
- Seabird Oil Sensitivity Index (SOSI) - Confidence in the assessment of sensitivity of seabird concentrations to oil pollution in DECC Offshore Oil Licence Blocks by month (time-aware).
Other layers can be found in the Healthy & Biologically Diverse section. Add a suitable search term to the search box on Marine Scotland Information or MS Maps NMPi.