Optimizing Permitting/Consenting for Marine Renewable Energy through Data Transferability
September 25, 2018 at 15:00 - 16:30 UTC (8:00 am PT/11:00 am ET/4:00 pm BST)
While our understanding of potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy (MRE) developments is increasing, continued uncertainty leads to high costs of data collection for baseline assessments and post-installation monitoring, as well as protracted timelines for permitting/consenting developments. Transferring data, information, learning, and analyses from one project to another, and across jurisdictional boundaries (data transferability) can aid regulators in permitting/consenting processes and provide increased peace of mind to stakeholders. Applying data transferability and ensuring that data are collected consistently can help reduce these risks to the industry.
This webinar will detail Annex IV’s framework, best management practices, and implementation plan for data transferability and collection consistency. The webinar will also present on how the MRE community has been engaged throughout this process and aims to gather additional feedback from the larger MRE community.
The presentation for the webinar is avaliable here.
A video recording of the webinar is avaliable here.