Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

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Offshore energy generation is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas), it explores the direct and indirect impacts the growth of offshore energy generation has on both the marine environment and the existing uses of marine space. Chapters cover the main issues associated with offshore energy, such as the displacement of existing activities and the negative impacts it can have on marine species and ecosystems, including marine mammals, birds and fish. It is shown that while the growth in offshore energy generation is driven by increasing energy demand, it also presents new opportunities for collaboration and co-location with other sectors, for example the co-location of wild-capture fisheries and windfarms. The book integrates all of the key issues and opportunities and demonstrates the importance of holistic marine planning for optimising the location of energy-generation sites. It demonstrates the importance of stakeholder engagement in these planning processes and the role of integrated governance, including case studies from US, UK and Mediterranean waters. It also discusses trade-off analysis and decision theory, and provides a range of tools and best practices to inform future planning processes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 159 x 235mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 50 Line drawings, black and white; 10 Halftones, black and white; 60 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138954535
  • 9781138954533

About Katherine Yates

Katherine Yates is a Researcher with the Australian Institute of Marine Science and Adjunct Lecturer at Flinders University, Australia. She is also an e-tutor for the postgraduate distance learning course in Coastal Zone Management at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, UK. Corey Bradshaw is Sir Hubert Wilkins Chair in Climate Change, Professor at The University of Adelaide, Australia, and Director of The Environment Institute's Climate and Ecology Centre and the School of Biological Sciences' Global Ecology Laboratory.show more

Table of contents

Introduction 1. Role of Marine Spatial Planning to Optimize the Placement of Energy-Generation Infrastructure 2. Governance Needs and the Role of Institutions and Authorities versus Local Stakeholders 3. Effective Incorporation of Stakeholders into Marine Spatial Planning 4. Displacement of Existing Activities 5. Collaborative Opportunities: Getting More for the Same by Working Together 6. Environmental Implications of Offshore Energy Generation 7. Constructing, Running and Decommissioning Energy-generation Structures: Effects on Marine Mammals 8. Interactions between Birds and Marine Energy-generation Structures 9. Tracing Shifts in Cultural Ecosystem Service Provision 10. Rise of Remotely Sensed Data 11. Co-location with Wild-capture Fisheries 12. Taking Aquaculture Deeper 13. Energy-Generation Sites as Protected Areas 14. Methods and Utility of Ecosystem Service Trade-off Analysis for Guiding Marine Spatial Planning of Offshore Energy 15. Importance of Strategy 16. Case Study. Conservation Challenges in the Face of New Energy Discoveries in the Mediterranean Sea 17. Case Study. Whales and Wind in the USA 18. Case Study. Siting Tidal Energy around the Mull of Kintyre, Scotland 19. Synthesisshow more