Annex IV/ORJIP Workshop: Case Studies on Social and Economic Effects around MRE Development
This workshop was held around the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewables (EIMR) 2018 conference in Kirkwall, Orkney. This workshop built on the Exploring the State of Understanding and Practice used to Assess Social and Economic Risks and Benefits of Marine Renewable Energy Development Workshop held around the EWTEC conference in Cork, Ireland in August 2017.
The aim of this workshop was to bring together regulators, stakeholders, industry, and researchers to examine the social and economic effects and benefits of MRE developments and how these should best be considered during the consenting process for projects, as well as at a higher strategic level. Information gathered during this workshop helped inform the development of a best practice guidance note on data collection, impact assessment and monitoring, as well as measures that could be implemented to maximise benefits and manage effects from MRE developments.