Pilot Scottish Beach Litter Performance Indicators (SBLPI)

Data Type: 
Marine Scotland Data Portal

Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 10 No 4

A range of pilot Scottish Beach Litter Performance Indicators (SBLPIs) are proposed which aim to allow the Scottish Government to monitor the state of litter on its beaches, as well as judge the success of its policies in reducing sources of marine plastics and litter. The SGLPIs will form the basis of adding aspects of beach litter assessment to the 2019 update of Scotland’s Marine Atlas and the Marine Scotland Maps interactive tool, part of the Marine Scotland Open Data Network, which has been designed to assist in the development of national and regional marine planning. The pilot indicators were initially prepared for the Scottish Government Litter Evidence and Analysis Group, November 2018.