Charlotte Slater

Job Title: Marine Spatial Planning Officer
Tel: 01595 772233
Email: charlotte.slater@uhi.ac.uk

Description/ Responsibilities

Charlotte’s main responsibility is to create a coastal character assessment for Shetland to help in the development of the marine spatial plan.

Specialities/Research Interests/Skills

Landscape Architecture, Marine Spatial Planning, Site Analysis, Marine Renewables, AutoCAD, Photoshop, InDesign, Photography, Public Engagement

Brief History

Charlotte completed a BA (Hons) in Landscape Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art in 2015 and is planning to undertake a MLitt in Island Studies through the UHI in 2016.

As part of the landscape architecture degree Charlotte gained surveying analytical and design skills. She undertook her work placement year at the Orkney Island Council mainly working on creating an Open Space Audit for the settlements across Orkney which was then used to create an open space strategy for the isles. She also did some survey work for RSPB Orkney, checking the current state of the reserves to help inform the Enjoy Wild Orkney Project.

Coming from Orkney, Charlotte has always had a keen interest in the coastal environment taking a marine biology evening class during her second year of University, and working on a paper about coastal engineering. She also has been interested in the development of marine renewables over the years with Orkney offering a wealth of resources in this area.

She believes that the skills she has gained through her degree in Landscape Architecture can be transferred and used in a Marine Spatial Planning context.