Seabed Survey Licences
Seabed Survey Licences (SSL) are the formal permissions granted by The Crown Estate for temporary activities that take up to a maximum term of twelve months (conditions apply) and physically affect the seabed that we manage.
An SSL does not cover survey works on the foreshore, intertidal and estuarine land unless directly associated with an offshore project *. Licences for these surveys are managed by our coastal managing agents and for which a different charging regime is in place. We recommend you contact the relevant agent (see agent contact page:/contact-us/agents-a-z/) at an early stage in your project to discuss terms and costs.