Marine Scotland, the British Geological Survey and the Northern Lighthouse Board have entered into a collaborative Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). These MoUs provide the basis for the collaborative survey of Scotland’s seas in order to further our understanding of Scotland’s marine environment, increase the efficiency of use of public resources, enhance the safety of those at sea and contribute too new policy priorities such as marine protected areas, wider conservation measures, marine planning and renewables. This report details a marine survey undertaken by the British Geological Survey (BGS) on behalf of Marine Scotland, utilising the Northern Lighthouse Board Vessel the NLV Polestar from the 23rd of July to 6th of August 2012. The report details the operational aspects of the survey to the South West of Tiree using Surface Tow Boomer (STB) and Multibeam Echosounder (MBES) equipment. There is no geological interpretation of the data. The BGS staff involved were: Rhys Cooper; Kirstin Crombie; Simon Ritson; David Wallis and contract Hydrographer Gillian Horner.
2012 BGS, Report of Survey