British Crown and OceanWise
|Bathymetry (OceanWise Marine Themes DEM)||
OceanWise's Marine Themes Digital Elevation Model (DEM) utilises the most recent commercial single and multi-beam survey and lidar data available, with chart-derived data providing additional coverage. The data is available at two scales: 1 arcsecond and 6 arcsecond.
|Hydrographic Raster Charts XL (OceanWise) (Not visible at all scales)||
OceanWise's Raster Charts XL are derived from raster-based material obtained under licence from the UK, and other, Hydrographic Offices where land and other non-marine features have been removed. This provides familiarity for users who work with nautical charts and has the advantage of being able to combine it with any land mapping, or aerial imagery, of your choice
|Anchor berths and anchorage areas - October 2014||
This layer shows the anchorages that have been designated and where a harbour / port authority may request a vessel to anchor. A vessel may also anchor anywhere as directed by a harbour / port authority when within their jurisdiction.
For the main ports, Marine Scotland has confirmed the data with the relevant harbour / port authority. This dataset contains licenced data from OceanWise.
|Defence (Military) - Military exercise areas and danger areas (PEXAs)||
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.
|Defence (Military) - Historic munitions disposal sites||
Approximate locations where chemical and conventional/explosive munitions were disposed at sea. As some data is derived from historical records, coordinates may be inaccurate. The location of phase 4 chemical disposal sites are unconfirmed. Includes licensed data from OceanWise and data digitised from OSPAR, Imperial College London, and Ministry of Defence reports.
|Historic cable infrastructure (sections may remain on seabed)||
This layer shows old / residual cable infrastructure “now out of use“ where possible telecommunications or power cable remnants may remain on the seabed. It is derived from charted data, Ocean Wise and UKHO s57 data, to identify cables routes where there may be some remnant on the seabed, cross-checked with the Subsea Cables UK data set managed by the Sea Fish Industry Authority (KIS – ORCA data set) to ensure that current (in use) cables are excluded.
|Navigation channels (Recommended Routes and Fairways) - October 2014||
This layer shows the navigational channels, fairways and buoyed areas around / within ports that are used for the purposes of guiding shipping movements. Ships may also be seen outwith these areas if there is sufficient water depth. Fairways are that part of a river, harbour and so on, where the main navigable channel for vessels of larger size lies. It is also the usual course followed by vessels entering or leaving harbours, called ‘ship channel’ (as defined in the International Hydrographic Organisation).
For the main ports, Marine Scotland has confirmed the data with the relevant harbour / port authority. This dataset contains data licenced from OceanWise.
|Sites and vessels designated under the Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 ("war graves") - protected wrecks - September 2019||
The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 deals with wrecks of both aircraft and ships, and all military aircraft are automatically protected under this legislation. This dataset show the locations of protected places and controlled sites designated under The Protection of Military Remains Act 1986 (Designation of Vessels and Controlled Sites) Order 2017. Commonly called "war graves", they are more correctly referred to as "military maritime graves".
Layer contains data from OceanWise Marine Themes dataset, used under licence.
|NMP Map 13 (2015) - Military Practice Areas around Scotland||
Scotland's National Marine Plan covers the management of both Scottish inshore waters (out to 12 nautical miles) and offshore waters (12 to 200 nautical miles). It also applies to the exercise of both reserved and devolved functions. The plan was published 2015 following the consultation of the draft version in 2013. The Plan has been prepared in accordance with EU Directive 2014/89/EU which came into force in July 2014. The Directive introduces a framework for maritime spatial planning and aims to promote the sustainable development of marine areas and the sustainable use of marine resources. It also sets out a number of minimum requirements all of which have been addressed in this plan. In doing so, and in accordance with article 5(3) of the Directive, Marine Scotland have considered a wide range of sectorial uses and activities and have determined how these different objectives are reflected and weighted in the marine plan. Land-sea interactions have also been taken into account as part of the marine planning process.
Maps created in support of the plan can be viewed on NMPi. These maps reflect the data available at that time.
This layer displays NMP Map 13, which shows Military Practice Areas around Scotland.