What is multi-use? What is the current policy framework at European level, and how will it develop in coming years? Which steps are needed to further roll out multi-use approaches in the offshore environment? Upon the occasion of WindEurope's Electric City 2021 Event, RGI - as the convenor of the Offshore Coalition for Energy and Nature (OCEaN) will host a workshop on the topic.
Offshore renewable energy infrastructure is entering an already busy marine space. Multi-use of space is a concept that has received increasing attention in recent years and in particular in countries with limited sea space. It is expected to play an important role in upcoming discussion on space allocation for offshore wind expansion. If correctly implemented, multi-use could reduce spatial conflicts among different interests’ groups and optimise the use of limited space.
It is therefore necessary to better understand what the options for multi-use are, develop test cases, and monitor impacts and benefits to increase knowledge and confidence of selected measures. Moreover, there is a need for coherent and clear legal frameworks across EU Member States, specifically regarding environmental and risk assessment, and monitoring activities.
The workshop is open to everyone attending the Electric City event, but as seats are limited to 45, interested people must register. Find the agenda and registration details below, and contact Cristian Passarello in case of questions - firstname.lastname@example.org.