Biological - Oil Spill Contingency Planning (OSCP)

What is it: 

The biological section of ‘Oil spill response and planning’ (OSCP) shows 17 layers (all with  zoom restricted to about 1:250,000)  split into four parts:

1 . Seals – which replicates layers elsewhere on NMPi -

  • Management Areas; Conservation Areas - Harbour Seals; Designated seal haul-outs; and Grey seal pupping sites from Marine Scotland;
  • Estimated Total Usage of Grey Seals and Harbour Seals around the UK data from SMRU.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4  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

There is a separate web page to explain the two layers:

  • Median sensitivity of seabird concentrations to oil pollution in DECC Offshore Oil Licence Blocks by month (time-aware).
  • Confidence in the assessment of sensitivity of seabird concentrations to oil pollution in DECC Offshore Oil Licence Blocks by month (time-aware).
This information page is part of the theme: 
Seals 10 - Copyright © Marine Scotland

Links and Resources

Map Type Click title for metadata and licence informationsort descending Date of data View Map
NMPi Autumn mean peaks - Cormorants and Divers (WeBS 2010) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Autumn mean peaks - Waders (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Autumn mean peaks - Wildfowl (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Breeding coastal seabirds (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Conservation Areas - Harbour Seals (OSCP) 2010-02-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Designated seal haul-outs (OSCP) 2014-05-16 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Designated sites for marine mammals and coastal otters (OSCP) - May 2016 2016-05-12 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Grey seal pupping sites (OSCP) 2015-04-10 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi 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) 2016-04-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Seabird Oil Sensitivity Index (SOSI) - Median sensitivity of seabird concentrations to oil pollution in DECC Offshore Oil Licence Blocks by month (time-aware) 2016-04-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Seal Management Areas (OSCP) 2009-11-04 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Spring mean peaks - Cormorants and Divers (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Spring mean peaks - Waders (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Spring mean peaks - Wildfowl (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Winter mean peaks - Cormorants and Divers (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Winter mean peaks - Waders (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Winter mean peaks - Wildfowl (WeBS 2010) (OSCP) - December 2015 (Zoom restricted) 2015-12-02 Access this map on NMPi