The site is situated in the central North Sea, approximately 30km southeast of Montrose on the southeast coast of Scotland.
The main objectives of the survey were to:
- Acquire data that conforms to IHO S44 Standard Order 1a Surveys (to 40m), with regards to error budgets.
- Measure seabed topography and morphology and identify the nature of the seabed sediments.
- Undertake shallow geophysical surveys using sub-bottom profiler to identify sub-seabed geology, to provide data for the design of a subsequent programme of geotechnical sampling, in particular to derive cable burial assessment
- Identify the location, extent and nature of any impediments to the installation of the export cables such as wrecks, sea floor debris, rock outcrops and other cables/pipelines.