Berwick Bank

Berwick Bank Wind Farm (encompasses the revised project boundaries of Berwick Bank and Marr Bank wind farms). (Figure 1.1  Open ▸ )


Aquatic invertebrate


Pandemic caused by the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Cumulative Effects

Changes to the environment caused by a combination of present and future projects, plans or activities

Designed In Measures

Measures included in the design of a proposed development that help to reduce the impact of the Proposed Development.

Digital Aerial Surveys

Digital surveys carried out by aeroplane


The location of objects by reflected sound

EIA Regulations

Collectively the term used to refer to The Electricity Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017; The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017; The Marine Works (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2007; The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.


To fill an area with sound

Environmental Impact Assessment

Assessment of the consequences to the environment of a plan, project or activity


Flora or fauna that live on the seabed


Animals living on the seabed


Broadscale habitat maps produced by EMODnet for Europe

Former Firth of Forth Zone

Suitable areas for the development of offshore wind assessed through a statutory process of Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) undertaken by Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), now Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).


Geological materials, forms and processes that shape the Earth

Grab sample

A technique used to sample benthic flora and fauna

Important Ecological Feature

Ecologically important features that require further consideration within the EIA process

Initial Berwick Bank Wind Farm Proposal

The original proposal for Berwick Bank Wind Farm in respect of which a Scoping Opinion was received from the Scottish Ministers in March 2021


Animals that live in the sediments occurring on the sea floor


Animals that inhabit the bottom of the water column

Marine Licence

Licence granted under either the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 or the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010

Marine Scotland

Organisation who’s purpose is to manage Scotland’s seas

Marine Strategy Framework

The European Union Directive (2008/56/EC) seeking to achieve good environmental status (GES) in Europe’s seas by 2020.


International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships

Marr Bank

Marr Bank Wind Farm (formerly Seagreen 3 Offshore Wind Farm)


Accumulation of glacial debris


Statistical modelling of Bird and Cetacea Distributions in Offshore Renewables Development Areas

Natura 2000

A network of core breeding and resting sites for rare and threatened species and habitats

Nursery Ground

An area that is suitable for young fish to grow and live

Offshore EIA Scoping Report

Scoping Report assessing all of the offshore infrastructure of the Proposed Development, seaward of MHWS

Onshore EIA Scoping Report

Scoping Report assessing all onshore infrastructure of the Project landward of MLWS

OSPAR Convention

The Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic

Permanent Threshold Shift (PTS)

Irreversible loss of hearing

Phase 1

Development of two offshore wind farms: Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo

Planning Permission

Permission granted under the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 for all Project infrastructure located landward of MLWS


Berwick Bank Wind Farm

Project Design Envelope

Project Parameters that are assessed as part of the EcIA process for a proposed development

Proposed Development

Offshore components of the Project which are the subject of this EIA Scoping request

Scottish Ministers

The devolved government of Scotland


A tool to estimate the fate of birds displaced by offshore renewable development

Seagreen Alpha/Bravo

Seagreen Alpha and Seagreen Bravo Offshore Wind Farms

Section 36 consent

Consent which can be granted under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 for the construction or extension, and operation, of an electricity generating stations


International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea

Spawning Ground

Area where a fish leaves their eggs for fertilization and development

Temporary Threshold Shift (TTS)

Reversible and temporary hearing loss

Zone of Theoretical Visibility

Tool to identify the likely extent of visibility of a proposed development

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