1st Edition

Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning

Edited By Katherine L. Yates, Corey J. A. Bradshaw Copyright 2018
    324 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    324 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The generation of offshore energy is a rapidly growing sector, competing for space in an already busy seascape. This book brings together the ecological, economic, and social implications of the spatial conflict this growth entails. Covering all energy-generation types (wind, wave, tidal, oil, and gas), it explores the direct and indirect impacts the growth of offshore energy generation has on both the marine environment and the existing uses of marine space.

    Chapters explore main issues associated with offshore energy, such as the displacement of existing activities and the negative impacts it can have on marine species and ecosystems. Chapters also discuss how the growth of offshore energy generation presents new opportunities for collaboration and co-location with other sectors, for example, the co-location of wild-capture fisheries and wind farms.

    The book integrates these issues and opportunities, and demonstrates the importance of holistic marine spatial planning for optimising the location of offshore energy-generation sites. It highlights the importance of stakeholder engagement in these planning processes and the role of integrated governance, with illustrative case studies from the United States, United Kingdom, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean. It also discusses trade-off analysis and decision theory and provides a range of tools and best practices to inform future planning processes.

    Introduction: Marine spatial planning in the age of offshore energy

    Katherine L. Yates, Johanna Polsenberg, Andronikos Kafas and Corey J. A. Bradshaw

    Chapter 1 Marine spatial planning: an idea whose time has come

    Charles N. Ehler

    Chapter 2 Methods and utility of ecosystem service trade-off analysis for guiding marine planning of offshore energy

    Joel Stevens, Sarah E. Lester and Crow White

    Chapter 3 It starts with a conversation: achieving conservation goals in collaboration with the offshore energy industry

    Johanna Polsenberg and Anna Kilponen

    Chapter 4 Challenges and opportunities for governance in marine spatial planning

    Lucy Greenhill

    Chapter 5 Legal aspects of marine spatial planning

    Erik van Doorn and Sarah Fiona Gahlen

    Chapter 6 Displacement of existing activities

    Andronikos Kafas, Penelope Donohue, Ian Davies and Beth E. Scott

    Chapter 7 Tracing regime shifts in the provision of coastal-marine cultural ecosystem services

    Kira Gee and Benjamin Burkhard

    Chapter 8 Environmental implications of offshore energy

    Andrew B. Gill, Silvana N.R. Birchenough, Alice R. Jones, Adrian Judd, Simon Jude, Ana Payo-Payo and Ben Wilson

    Chapter 9 Meaningful stakeholder participation in marine spatial planning with offshore energy

    Katherine L. Yates

    Chapter 10 Capturing benefits: opportunities for the co-location of offshore energy and fisheries

    Tara Hooper, Matthew Ashley and Melanie Austen

    Chapter 11 Compatibility of offshore energy installations with marine protected areas

    Ruth H. Thurstan, Katherine L. Yates and Bethan C. O’Leary

    Chapter 12 Marine spatial planning and stakeholder collaboration: advancing offshore wind energy and ocean ecosystem protection in New England

    Priscilla M. Brooks and Tricia K. Jedele

    Chapter 13 Co-locating offshore wind farms and marine protected areas: a United Kingdom perspective

    Matthew Ashley, Melanie Austen, Lynda Rodwell and Stephen C. Mangi

    Chapter 14 Conservation challenges in the face of new hydrocarbon discoveries in the Mediterranean Sea

    Tessa Mazor, Noam Levin, Eran Brokovich and Salit Kark

    Chapter 15 Siting offshore energy arrays: a case study using interactive marine planning

    Karen A. Alexander, Ron Janssen and Timothy G. O’Higgins

    Chapter 16 The future of marine spatial planning

    Corey J. A. Bradshaw, Lucy Greenhill and Katherine L. Yates


    Katherine L. Yates is a Lecturer at The University of Salford, United Kingdom, specialising in spatial planning, distribution modelling, and stakeholder engagement. She is also a National Environmental Research Council Knowledge Exchange Fellow working with the United Kingdom Marine Management Organisation.

    Corey J. A. Bradshaw is Matthew Flinders Fellow in Global Ecology and Professor in the College of Science and Engineering at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. His research is mainly in the area of global-change ecology—how human endeavour and climate fluctuations have altered past, present, and future ecosystems.

    "Offshore Energy and Marine Spatial Planning contributes expert, thoughtful and useful information and analysis to anyone focusing on MSP in areas of the ocean where hydrocarbon, wind, wave, and tidal projects are contemplated." - Van Penick, in Ocean Yearbook 33, Brill Nijhoff, 2019