|Seascape: final results of a socio-economic study|
Di Marcantonio, M.; Vanhulle, A.; Houthaeve, R.; Rumes, B. (2013). Seascape: final results of a socio-economic study, in: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes. pp. 27-33
In: Degraer, S. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Environmental impacts of offshore wind farms in the Belgian part of the North Sea: Learning from the past to optimise future monitoring programmes. Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Marine Ecology and Management Section: Brussels. ISBN 978-90-9027-928-2. 239 pp., more
In 2002 and 2009 two sociological seascape surveys took place in Belgium. These surveys focused on both the visual and overall experience. People’s general opinion on wind energy and on the local planned wind farms were asked. Results show that in 2002 there was already a majority in favor of wind farms and this number still increased by 10% in 2009. A future survey is proposed to take place in the summer after the first wind turbines of the wind farms closest to the land have been installed. At that time at least three other wind farms will also be operational.