Planning Offshore Wind Energy and Securing Marine Ecosystems in the North Sea
North Sea Foundation
NSF aim to create a platform that stimulates technical innovation and provides ecological education on the cumulative ecological effects of the roll out of wind farms in the Northern Seas — through exchange of knowledge and good practices which remove, reduce, and compensate those cumulative effects, such as multi-use technologies and nature-inclusive designs for offshore energy infrastructure. The North Sea is one of the busiest seas in the world and has not yet reached good environmental status under the European Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The necessary rapid offshore energy transition takes place in a system with environmental constraints — if not properly addressed, these constraints can dramatically slow down offshore energy expansion, increase costs and disrupt decarbonisation pathways. The project will advocate for offshore wind development, while protecting the marine environment – by developing a Best Practice Exchange Centre for offshore wind energy infrastructure, and ensuring regular dialogue between wind developers, suppliers, transmissions system operators and European environmental NGOs, active in the Northern Seas.
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