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Planning for offshore RES in the North Sea

Wednesday, 16 March
14:00 - 18:00
Room 1101A, Brussels Expo

What is SEANERGY 2020?
SEANERGY 2020 is an IEE-funded project that aims to create and promote policy recommendations on how to best deal with maritime spatial planning (MSP) and remove MSP obstacles that stand against the deployment of offshore power generation.

Objectives of the North Sea regional workshop?
The North Sea workshop addressed the specificities and concerns of MSP in the North Sea area, an area where MSP can be a decisive factor in the better deployment of offshore RES. Moreover, the workshop disseminated findings to date of the national and international maritime spatial planning regimes. The programme featured presentations and interactive discussions.

Who attended?
This workshop was targeted not only to MSP authorities at all levels, planners, regulators, TSOs, renewable energy project developers and utilities but also to interest groups involved in MSP: shipping and maritime transport organisations, fishing associations, environmental NGOs, researchers and other concerned stakeholders.

Programme (download as pdf: 105kb)

13:00 –


14:00 –

Project introduction
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)

14:10 –

Findings to date from national MSP practices
Andreas Wagner, Managing Director, Stiftung OFFSHORE-WINDENERGIE (SOW)

14:40 –

Round table discussion on findings, with a focus on the North Sea area
Moderator: Jans Hensmans, Senior Policy Advisor, Belgian Federal Ministry of Economy, General Directorate Energy - External Relations
Co-moderator: Titia Kalker, Senior Consultant, Water Management and Spatial Planning, Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management
Rapporteur: Andreas Wagner (SOW)

15:40 –

Coffee Break

16:00 –

Findings to date on international MSP instruments
Sophie Jacques, Expert, 3E

16:30 - 17:30

Round table discussion on international MSP instruments and the place of offshore power in the marine space
Moderator: Reinhard Lüken, Secretary General, Community of European Shipyards Association (CESA)
Co-moderator: Lachlan Cameron, Senior Researcher, ECN Policy Studies
Rapporteur: Sophie Jacques, 3E

17:30 - 18:00

Final conclusions

For further information about this workshop, please contact Dorina Iuga: dorina.iuga(at)ewea.org 

See you next year in Copenhagen!

See you next year in Copenhagen

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