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France Energies Marines rejoint le programme international WREN
10/06/2020

France Energies Marines joins the international WREN programme

Rapport annuel 2019 IEA-OES
16/03/2020

Global wave and tidal stream energy production surges tenfold over last decade

New dives in the Mediterranean Sea
09/12/2019

New dives in the Mediterranean Sea

Felipe Lucero
04/12/2019

Hosting a Chilean MERIC researcher

3e campagne hivernale de mesures
28/10/2019

Launch of the 3rd winter measurement campaign

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

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