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Data set name

Orkney Islands Oil Spill Contingency Plan Environmental Database (1991-)

Data holding centreOrkney Islands Council, Department of Harbours
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1991 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Orkney Islands Coastal Zone

Observations 
Parameters

Bathymetry and Elevation

Instruments

Cameras

Description 
Summary

To assess the potential impact from, and suggest cleaning options to, an oil spill. Virtually the whole of the Orkney coastline has been walked, described and photographed. The datasets are referenced to Ordnance Survey kilometre squares. Included in the data is information collated from various sources on the distribution of birds, seals, otters, etc. There are some more site-specific photographic records of lichen/limpet/lungworm abundances.

OriginatorsOrkney Islands Council, Department of Harbours
Availability 
OrganisationOrkney Islands Council, Department of Harbours
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactMr. Alex Simpson (Scientific Officer)
Address

Orkney Islands Council, Department of Harbours
Harbour Authority Buildings
Scapa
Orkney
KW15 1SD
United Kingdom

Telephone01856 876070
Emailalex.simpson@orkney.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1115001
Global identifier922
Last revised2010-01-15