Potential Impacts of Marine Energy Development on Scotland’s Marine Ecological Environment

Benthic species and habitats

Direct loss of protected or sensitive sub-littoral seabed communities due to the presence of wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings / support structures on the seabed - download

The potential wider or secondary effects on protected or sensitive sub-littoral seabed communities due to installation and operation of wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings or support structures - download

Direct loss of protected or sensitive littoral coastal communities due to the placement of shoreline or nearshore wave energy converters - download

The potential wider or secondary effects on protected or sensitive littoral coastal communities due to installation and/or operation of wave and tidal energy converters and associated moorings or support structures - download