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dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies
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GEOSISMEM project
04/05/2019

Reducing the cost of seabed characterization

Progress meeting continued
09/04/2019

Continuation of progress meetings

Bastien Taormina, PhD student at France Energies Marines  and Ifremer, in front of his experimentation set‐ up
28/02/2019

Is lobster sensitive to the electromagnetic field of underwater power cables?

First expert work in the framework of COME3T project
31/10/2018

Three submitted themes, restitution in few months

Online survey
12/02/2019

Participating in user needs consultation

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Projects in progress: APPEAL, BENTHOSCOPE2, COME3T, GEOBIRD, MEMOFLOW 1.0, SPECIES, TROPHIK
  
Completed projects: ABIOP, BENTHOSCOPE, EMUE, GHYDRO, IMPALA

Environmental and socio-economic impacts

This program pursues two objectives: identify the real ecological and socio-economic challenges posed by the installation, operation, maintenance and dismantling phases of MRE projects; develop tools and methodologies to measure, qualify, analyse and predict the environmental and socio-economic impacts of identified ORE technologies.

The main issues concern non-technological aspects and societal issues. The tools and methods developed will also make it possible to reduce the time taken to investigate cases and to provide answers during debates and consultations. On the one hand, this program concerns the proposing of acceptable solutions to preserve the environment in the best possible way, while on the other hand not harming the economic activities present in the sectors concerned by the implantation of future ORE parks. This program will also make it possible to anticipate the measures to be implemented as soon as the identification phases of suitable areas are completed.

Environmental impacts

  • Habitat modifications
  • Impact of wind energy on birdlife
  • Acoustic impacts
  • Electromagnetic impacts
  • Risks of underwater collision
  • Ecosystem impact
  • Re-contextualisation of impacts related to ORE

Socio-economical impacts

  • Acceptability
  • Global approach of the interactions between ORE projects and fishing activities
  • Ecological compensation