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WindSpeed Decision Support System (DSS), a planning instrument to reduce conflicts between offshore wind parks and environmental concerns
Schillings, C.; Wanderer, T.; Veum, K.; van Stralen, J.; van der Wal, J.T.; Jacquemin, J. (2010). WindSpeed Decision Support System (DSS), a planning instrument to reduce conflicts between offshore wind parks and environmental concerns, in: Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC), 20-23 April 2010, Warsaw, Poland. pp. 6
In: (2010). Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference (EWEC), 20-23 April 2010, Warsaw, Poland. EWEA: [s.l.], more

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  • Schillings, C.
  • Wanderer, T.
  • Veum, K.
  • van Stralen, J.
  • van der Wal, J.T.
  • Jacquemin, J.

Abstract
    Offshore wind power has the potential to fulfill a large share of Europe’s future electricity needs. However, offshore wind farms can have both negative and positive ecological effects on the marine environment. Unless adequately and timely addressed, environmental concerns and other uses of the sea could hamper a large scale development of offshore wind energy. A GIS-based Decision Support System developed within the EU-project WindSpeed can help to define a realistic potential for offshore wind energy by taking into account environmental concerns as well as other relevant sea use functions, and their interactions. Based on the application of a DSS tool, options to reduce the conflict between offshore wind deployment and environmental aspects are addressed.

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