Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters Marine Spatial Plan - March 2016

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. 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.  For detailed information please visit the Pentland Firth & Orkney Waters MSP pages where you can view background information and the the planning process.

The final plan can be downloaded from the link in the data sources table below.

Supporting maps, created for the plan, are available to view on NMPi and can be selected from the maps table below.

This information page is part of the theme: 
Map of the Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters area
Pentland Firth and Orkney Waters area - copyright © Marine Scotland

Links and Resources

Map Type Click title for metadata and licence information Date of data View Map
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 15 Aquaculture Active Aquaculture Sites 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 22 pipelines, Electricity and Telecommunications Infrastructure 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 16 Oil and Gas Licenced Blocks and Hydrocarbon Fields 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 17 Renewable Energy 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 11 Submerged Archaeology 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 10 Coastal Archaeology Listed Buildings 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 2 International Nature Conservation Areas 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 14 ScotMap Number of Vessels 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 16 Oil and Gas Hydrocarbon Pipelines 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 9 Water Environment Shellfish Harvesting Waters and Water Protected Areas 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 8 Seabed Habitat 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 21 Ports, Harbour Areas and Ferry Routes - Ferry Routes 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 12 Integrating Coastal and Marine Development 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 24 Defence Firing Range 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 21 Ports, Harbour Areas and Ferry Routes Ports, Harbours, Piers, Slips, Visitor Yacht Moorings and Marinas 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 4 Grey Seal Haul Out and Breeding Colony 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 4 Grey Seals Grey seal Usage 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 23 Marine Aggregates Open Disposal Sites 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 5 Harbour Seal Usage 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 16 Oil and Gas Wells and Coastal Installations 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 24 Defence Firing Danger and Navy Exercise Areas 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 10 Coastal Archaeology World Heritage Sites, Scheduled Monuments, Gardens and Designed Landscapes and Conservation Areas 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 18 Recreational Activities RYA Sailing Areas and Canoeing and Sea Kayaking 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 9 Water Environment Water Abstractions 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi PFOW MSP Map 7 Bedrock Geology 2016-03-22 Access this map on NMPi

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