Crown Estate publishes free Scotland offshore data for the first time

Scotland’s Crown Estate has published new data relating to the organisation’s offshore sea-bed assets freely available on its website for the first time.

The data covers infrastructure projects and undersea cabling and can be used by a range of organisations, from oil and gas companies to consultancies and educational institutes.

The data reveals the geographic extent and some attribute information for all the organisation’s offshore legal agreements –  including the Beatrice wind farm currently under construction in the Moray Firth and the Hywind project, the world’s first floating wind farm which was recently installed off the Grampian coastline.

An interactive map, showing the organisation’s live agreements by sector ranging from aquaculture sites to various coastal activities, is also available on their website. Visitors to the site can pan across Scotland to view the variety of activities in each locale. 

John Robertson
John Robertson

John Robertson, Crown Estate senior energy manager, said: “As a land and asset manager, Crown Estate Scotland has a responsibility to maintain authoritative records about the status and change of the land and seabed we manage. We also want to work openly and transparently.

“With a number of both large scale and smaller projects already in Scottish waters, this will give companies working in the sector the chance to scope out other opportunities to work with Crown Estate Scotland and our partners.”  

29 Aug 2017

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