Marine Scotland Interactive is the new resource for providing access to spatial data held by Marine Scotland. The first phase of the Marine Scotland Interactive project concentrates on themed marine environmental data covering renewable energy, monitoring, conservation and marine spatial planning. In time new themes will be added to the site.
Marine Scotland Science (MSS) has undertaken survey and monitoring work to provide expert scientific and technical advice to support Scottish Government policies and regulatory responsibilities. Marine Scotland Interactive now holds this information in the form of maps, video clips and photographs. Full accessibility of these data is enabled through the use of freely available software and social networking sites to assist in the release of large data sets in viewer-friendly formats.