The study is developed within the framework of the SEANSE project with the aim to compare and analyse different criteria applied by the North Sea countries for planning their offshore wind farms, while considering environment and other sea uses.
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This study, conducted by the National Federation of Fisherman Organization (NFFO) in UK, on behalf of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), provides insights on the effects of the Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) on fishing practices in UK waters.
An often-discussed theme in Maritime Spatial planning is the relation between Offshore Wind Farms (OWF) and shipping and how to plan to reduce conflict/risk between the two sectors.
To achieve renewable energy targets, some MSP authorities are zoning for Offshore Wind Farms in their Maritime Spatial Plans. An important factor for the energy production of a specific site is the so-called capacity density.
The report provides an overview of the current status of offshore energy in the North Sea. It focusses on the current cooperation initiatives, the energy profiles and energy targets of the different countries, as well as upcoming industry trends.
The practice is dealing with the question how many jobs were created and what potential for job creation exists due to the expansion of offshore wind in a Swedish municipality. The method used is transferable to other regions.