The Sullom Voe Association Ltd has recently purchased a RIB on behalf of SOTEAG in order to facilitate the ornithological monitoring programme. For more information on the monitoring programmes please follow this link.
The seas of Shetland are critical to the economy of the island and are exploited both for fossil fuel production and processing and for aquaculture and fisheries. Great effort is made to ensure these very different economies can work in tandem and part of this work is to ensure the ecological health of Shetland waters. While every effort is made to avoid problems it is still important to be prepared should an incident happen.