2021-10-23
http://w3.windfair.us/wind-energy/news/38504-the-vrown-estate-nerc-marine-ecosystem-ecowind-project-research-offshore-wind-farm-effect-habitat-nature-animals-activity

New project to address effects of offshore wind farms on marine ecosystems

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The British project known as ECOWind wants to understand how marine ecosystems will respond to the continued growth of offshore wind.

Official Press Release The Crown Estate:

The Crown Estate collaborates with Natural Environment Research Council and Defra to address the effect of offshore windfarms on marine ecosystems

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The Crown Estate collaborates with Natural Environment Research Council and Defra to address the effect of offshore windfarms on marine ecosystems

A new research programme has been launched to address the critical gap in understanding how marine ecosystems will respond to the continued growth of offshore wind as the sector ramps up to deliver 40GW of offshore wind by 2030.

The £7 million programme – known as ECOWind - is a joint initiative led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) in partnership with The Crown Estate, which manages the seabed of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The four year programme will fund leading edge research into how offshore windfarms affect the marine environment alongside other growing pressures on UK ecosystems including climate change and human activities such as fishing. In particular, the... ... More: Official Press Release The Crown Estate

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