1. – This project is looking at how Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) can be implemented within Scottish water with the primary aim of developing a tool for aquaculture site selection and development in the future.2. – This will be carried out using (Geographical Information System) GIS to develop different tools to aid MSP development, this will firstly involve the development of a new zoning scheme for Scottish waters.3. - Any areas highlighted as zones suitable for aquaculture by the zoning scheme will then be investigated further. Multi-Criteria Evaluation (MCE) will be applied in order to identify both future aquaculture sites and existing sites that have potential for further development4. –Lastly areas identified, using MCE and the Zoning scheme, as potentially viable for future aquaculture development will have biological and mathematical models applied to the collective data, helping to predict the likelihood of success at the proposed sites.
Development of a multiple-use zoning scheme for Scottish waters - Lauren McWhinnie
Development of a Multiple-Use Zoning Scheme for Scottish Waters Lauren McWhinnie1a , Dr. Robert Briers2, Dr Ian Davies3 & Dr Matthew Gubbins3, Prof. Teresa Fernandes1 1School of Life Sciences, Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, EH14 4AS. 2School of LifeSciences, Edinburgh Napier University, Sighthill Court, Edinburgh, EH11 4BN. 3Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen, AB11 9DB, Scotland. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org