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Detailed method of EU vessel density map

Detailed method of EU vessel density map

A detailed method on how the EMODnet Human Activities Vessel Density Map was created has been published. EMODnet Human Activities aims to facilitate access to existing data on activities carried out in EU waters, by building a single entry point for geographic information on human uses of the ocean. The portal makes available information such as geographical position and spatial extent of a series of activities related to the ocean, their temporal variation, time when data was provided, and attributes to … Read entire article »

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Blowing in the wind, mapping the sea

Blowing in the wind, mapping the sea

Where are offshore wind farms located in European maritime areas and what are their extent? Offshore wind energy has increasingly become one of the more dynamic renewables sectors in Europe since the first commercial offshore generators were established in Denmark in 1991. According to the European Environment Agency (Renewable energy in Europe 2017. Recent growth and knock-on effects), the energy produced by offshore wind farms is still low compared to Hydropower and Onshore wind (2.750 Ktoe against … Read entire article »

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Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

Why is the implementation of maritime spatial planning a necessity for marine aquaculture?

The coexistence between economic activities in coastal areas in a context of growing space-demanding maritime activities such as shipping, coastal tourism and the protection of marine areas raises concern for more traditional activities, including aquaculture, if not accompanied by the implementation of Integrated Coastal Management Strategies and Maritime Spatial Planning. The study carried out for the EU Commission in 2008 about the economic performance of the European aquaculture[1] identified difficulties to obtain licences and the expansion … Read entire article »

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