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Wednesday, 11 March 2015
11:45 - 13:15 Environmental impacts: Can Government and Industry answer the big questions?

Planning & environmental impacts  

Room: A10

Session description

Topics include:

  • Assessment of cumulative effects from offshore wind developments
  • ​Positive environmental impacts arising from offshore wind farms
  • Effects during operation on birds: research in to collision avoidance
  • The Maritime Spatial Planning EU Directive and the delivery of offshore wind
  • The role of spatial planning and policy 


Learning Objectives

1. Identify monitoring and data gathering techniques for positive environmental impacts
2. Explain the role of the Maritime Spatial Planning Directive
3. Analyse approaches to manage cumulative impacts during the design phase
4. Examine the Joint Industry Bird Collision Avoidance Study being undertaken within an operational wind farm
5. Understand how spatial planning and policy can respond to potential environmental impacts from offshore wind farms

This session will be chaired by:
Sarah Pirie, Head of Consenting, EDPR UK Ltd, United Kingdom
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Henrik Kofoed-Hansen, Head of Department, DHI, Denmark
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Abstract ID: 204
Rufus Howard
Royal HaskoningDHV, United Kingdom
Positive environmental impacts: offshore wind’s best kept secret

Phil Gilmour
Head of Offshore/Marine Renewable Energy Development, Marine Scotland
The Maritime Spatial Planning Directive and Offshore Wind Development