Gathering the Perspectives and Experience from Test Sites and Device Developers for Environmental and Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Wave Energy

Conference Paper

Title: Gathering the Perspectives and Experience from Test Sites and Device Developers for Environmental and Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Wave Energy
Publication Date:
May 01, 2012
Conference Name: EIMR International Conference
Conference Location: Orkney
Pages: 1-16
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Magagna, D.; Greaves, D.; Conley, D.; O'Hagan, A.; Holmes, B.; Witt, M.; Simas, T.; Olivares, C.; Leitão, J.; Mouslim, H.; Torre-Enciso, Y.; Sundberg, J.; Rousseau, N. (2012). Gathering the Perspectives and Experience from Test Sites and Device Developers for Environmental and Socio Economic Impact Assessment of Wave Energy. Paper Presented at the EIMR International Conference, Orkney.
Abstract: 

The SOWFIA (Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment) project aims to make recommendations to streamline impact assessment and to develop coordinated tools that will contribute to advancing the wave energy sector across Europe. This paper examines the types of, and methods used in, environmental scoping studies whilst investigating the applicable consenting process in six test sites in different jurisdictions. The experiences of site and device developers in relation to consenting and financing of scoping studies were gathered in order to understand the non-technological barriers that the wave energy industry faces. The capturing of such experience highlights the urgent need to adopt a common approach to Impact Assessment and thereby facilitate development of the sector.

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