Around Scotland, the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) of the Department for Transport examines and investigates all types of maritime casualties to, or on board, UK ships and on other ships within UK territorial waters. It does so with powers under The Merchant Shipping (Accident Reporting and Investigation) Regulations 2005. This point data includes all records with fatalities or where vessels were lost.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) Tide Gauge Network, provide a long time series of sea level data.
This layer shows tidal gauges or river gauges below MHWS.
The OSPAR Commission for the Protection of the Marine Environment for the North East Atlantic plays a major part in safeguarding and conserving the habitats and species of the marine environment.
The Scottish coastline was divided into 7 regions (the River and Island Purification Boards) at the time that the Scottish monitoring network was developed to report the amalgamated nutrient loads and inputs for the OSPAR-RID (Riverine Inputs and Direct Discharges) programme. This layer displays the location of direct discharge monitoring points. For more information see - Riverine Inputs and Direct Discharges (RID) (https://www.ospar.org/content/content.asp?menu=00200304000109_000000_000000)
Marine Scotland is a Directorate of the Scottish Government and is responsible for the integrated management of Scotland's seas. This dataset shows the location of Marine Scotland laboratories, field stations, fishery offices, and policy teams throughout Scotland. Also includes home ports for marine protection vessels (MPVs) and home base for Marine Scotland aircraft. Building polygons were also added to Open Street Map to be visible on the National Marine Plan Interactive (NMPi) basemap.