Chapter 5: Productive

Defence (Military) - Military exercise areas and danger areas (PEXAs)

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The Ministry of Defence uses Scotland's coasts and seas. The coasts are mainly used for training and locating bases. The seas, while also used for training, are important for test and evaluation activities as well as surveillance and monitoring of potential threats, and for combating these threats. This layer displays the areas of Scottish seas which are actively in use by the MOD. The dataset shows only those areas within Scottish waters and is derived from data licensed from OceanWise, corroborated by the UKHO PEXA web application.

Telecommunication Cables (KIS-ORCA) (hidden when zoomed in past 1:25,000) - January 2020

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The Kingfisher Information Service - Offshore Renewable & Cable Awareness project (KIS-ORCA) is a joint initiative between the European Subsea Cables Association (ESCA), Renewable UK and the Kingfisher Information Service of Seafish. KIS-ORCA commenced on 01 January 2012 and supersedes the successful KIS-CA project. KIS-ORCA now includes subsea cables (power and telecommunications) surrounding the UK and, for the first time, UK offshore renewable energy structures, in the form of constructed offshore wind farms.

This layer shows routes of seabed cables for telecommunications and is as zoom restricted. See http://www.kis-orca.eu/ for further details.

Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland members

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The layer shows organisations involved in the management of Scotland's seas both government and research council based (e.g. Marine Scotland, SEPA, SNH, JNCC, BGS); as well as the academic based research and nautical training locations. The position of sites was estimated from individual websites, Ordnance Survey maps and aerial imagery, and is indicative only. (This is an update of the map on page 187 of the Marine Atlas.)

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