The Scottish Government has set a target to generate 50% of Scotland's overall energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030. Large-scale deployment of offshore wind farms (the ScotWind offshore wind leasing round) and other marine renewables are a key part of meeting this target so understanding the environmental effects of this essential.   Scientists within the Renewable Energy Environmental Advice (REEA) Group of the Scottish Government’s Marine Scotland Directorate provide scientific expertise and advice on the potential effects of marine renewables on key environmental receptors (m

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