This document forms an overview of the survey and analysis methods used by the marine renewables industry for baseline monitoring and quantitative environmental impact assessment. The information contained within this report is derived from environmental statements submitted to Marine Scotland but also contains other documents that have been made available for review. This review is not intended to be an exhaustive or detailed discussion of all of the potential survey and analysis methods appropriate for (or used by) groups with an interest in marine renewables.
We begin with a brief overview about how survey and analysis methods are typically conducted for studies of this type and then discuss particulars about the survey and analysis methods. Examples from industry are mentioned throughout the document and the majority of the packages and functions referred to in this document relate to R software (?).