It became rapidly apparent that this is a hugely complex area to study .
Science Seminar at ICIT, Stromness, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
“I welcome Crown Estate Scotland’s announcement that the detailed plans we submitted are being taken forward in this way.”
Orkney’s harbours are unique throughout the UK in that they are owned by Orkney Islands Council with the exception of St Margaret’s Hope.
“We’re also going to be the first country in the world to undertake a region-wide blue carbon audit, which will be carried out in the Orkney Islands maritime region.”
” The pilot will demonstrate the effective implementation of a new way of doing business, with decisions to lease seabed assets around Orkney (to 12 nautical miles) taken within the local community through a robust local democratic process.”
Kelp Forests absorb CO2 from the sea in similar fashion to terrestrial plants by photosynthesis.
The Blue Economy is broadly defined as what benefit we derive from sea based activities
Despite “the potential negative effects of sea lice spreading from the salmon farm to wild sea trout populations in Scapa Flow”.
An underwater inspection will take place later on today.