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Marine Renewable Energy

The Scottish Government is firmly committed to the development of a successful offshore and marine renewable energy industry in Scotland.

The seas around Scotland have the potential to provide us with a sustainable, renewable energy source. In addition to the National Marine Plan, Scottish Ministers have also taken forward initiatives to support the sustainable development of offshore renewable energy including Sectoral Marine Plans, a Marine Licensing manual and a scientific research framework to improve our knowledge of the marine environment and the potential effects of marine and offshore renewable energy.




More about the future plans for offshore wind, wave and tidal activity

Policy Initiatives

Aquaculture Bill

Information and background details about policy initiatives to support offshore renewable energy

Science & Research


Read about the latest science and research being undertaken