Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland


The latest updates from our community

Environmental Standards Scotland have published a draft Strategic Plan for consultation and its first Annual Report to the Scottish Parliament.

The consultation on Environmental Standards Scotland’s draft Strategic Plan seeks views on its proposed approach to carrying out its role and builds on the Interim Strategic Plan that was published on 1st October last year. Feedback received on the draft will inform the preparation of our final Strategic Plan, which must be submitted to the Scottish Parliament by 1st October 2022, for approval.

Environmental Standards Scotland is keen to hear from anyone with an interest in its role and you can respond to the consultation online, by email, or in writing. The consultation is open until the 17th august and details about how to respond are available at Environmental Standards Scotland – draft strategic plan – Scottish Government – Citizen Space (

Environmental Standards Scotland will be hosting two online information sessions on the 9th and 15th June, when people can hear more about the proposals in the draft Plan and ask questions to help inform their consultation responses. You can find further details about these events and how to sign-up at Environmental Standards Scotland – Consultation Information Sessions.

They are also happy to meet with organisations or groups who would like to discuss the draft Strategic Plan and the proposals within it – or any questions on our role. If you would like to arrange a meeting, or would like someone from ESS to attend yours, please get in touch with us using the details below.

The first Annual Report to Parliament provides an overview of our activities and the progress made in ESS’ first independent six months of operation and can be accessed at ESS Annual Report – May 2022. If you have queries about any aspect of our Annual Report, please get in touch via email to [email protected] or for more information see our website:


MASTS Resources

We’re working behind the scenes to bring you a suite of useful, and updateable, resources including: 

  • Find an expert
  • Find facilities & equipment
  • MASTS Publications


If you would like to be updated when the resources section is live please let us know.