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State of The Coast (SOTC)

The Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Coast


Marine and coastal environment


Spatial and temporal data and information


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Our Purpose & Role

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Online information about the coasts of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

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Information about the coastal environment

Our Team

The State of the Coast website is developed and managed by a team of people in the East Grampian Coastal Partnership (EGCP).

Ian Hay - Project Manager EGCP Ltd.

Ian Hay

Project Manager

Ian Hay is the Marine Directorate Project Manager with EGCP Ltd. helping to increase awareness of coastal issues and seek solutions, aiding the delivery of Integrated Coastal Zone Management, and promoting a thriving environment for both people and wildlife. He is a keen wildlife photographer, and conducts whale watching events and cetacean surveys for EGCP, alongside our workshop events.

David R Green - Chair and Director EGCP Ltd.

David R Green

Chair and Director

David R. Green is the Director of the Aberdeen Institute for Coastal Science and Management (AICSM) and the MSc in GIS Degree Programme at the University of Aberdeen. His background is in Coastal Management, Coastal Ecology, Marine Spatial Planning, GIS, Remote Sensing, Cartography and UAVs. He is the author of a number of books on Coastal Management, GIS and UAVs and the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Coastal Conservation, Planning & Management. David is a keen sailor.


Other Staff

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Telephone: +44 01224272324


Address: Aberdeenshire Council


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