Isle of May Long-Term Study (IMLOTS)

The purpose of the Isle of May Long-Term Study (IMLOTS) is to study the drivers and causes of change in seabird populations - including demography, diet and behaviour. This research informs marine spatial planning for the NE Atlantic Ocean, including: hemispheric scale seabird conservation; and the issuing of consent licences for offshore wind farms. IMLOTS contributes to the Seabird Monitoring Programme for Britain and Ireland, and to UKCEH monitoring of environmental change.