Perceptions of the Inshore Wave Resource by Beach Water Users in the Lee of Wave Hub

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Title: Perceptions of the Inshore Wave Resource by Beach Water Users in the Lee of Wave Hub
Authors: Stokes, C.
Publication Date:
April 30, 2014
Conference Name: Environmental Impact of Marine Renewables 2014
Conference Location: Stornoway, Scotland, UK
Pages: 14
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Stokes, C. (2014). Perceptions of the Inshore Wave Resource by Beach Water Users in the Lee of Wave Hub [Presentation]. Presented at the Environmental Impact of Marine Renewables 2014, Stornoway, Scotland, UK.
Abstract: 

Recreational water-users are of great economic importance to Cornwall, UK. Concerns over the potential impact of the Wave Hub renewables test site in Cornwall on inshore recreational wave amenity has prompted research into potential changes to wave height and period. There is little existing research however to indicate what surf conditions are ‘preferred’ by various beach water-user groups, nor how they perceive the inshore wave resource. It is therefore unclear how likely they are to be affected by, or if they will correctly perceive, any changes to the wave climate caused by devices at Wave Hub or future renewables projects. Questionnaire data from 403 water-users collected at two beaches in the lee of Wave Hub reveal the characteristics of water-users in the region, including ideal conditions for water recreation, and their perception of the abundance of the wave resource.

 

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