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dc.contributor.authorBray, Len
dc.contributor.authorReizopoulou, Sen
dc.contributor.authorVoukouvalas, Een
dc.contributor.authorSoukissian, Ten
dc.contributor.authorAlomar, Cen
dc.contributor.authorVazquez-Luis, Men
dc.contributor.authorDeudero, Sen
dc.contributor.authorAttrill, MJen
dc.contributor.authorHall-Spencer, JMen

Current climate policy and issues of energy security mean wind farms are being built at an increasing rate to meet energy demand. As wind farm development is very likely in the Mediterranean Sea, we provide an assessment of the offshore wind potential and identify expected biological effects of such developments in the region. We break new ground here by identifying potential offshore wind farm (OWF) “hotspots” in the Mediterranean. Using lessons learned in Northern Europe, and small-scale experiments in the Mediterranean, we identify sensitive species and habitats that will likely be influenced by OWFs in both these hotspot areas and at a basin level. This information will be valuable to guide policy governing OWF development and will inform the industry as and when environmental impact assessments are required for the Mediterranean Sea.

dc.subjectMarine Renewable Energyen
dc.subjectOffshore Winden
dc.subjectMarine Spatial Planningen
dc.titleExpected Effects of Offshore Wind Farms on Mediterranean Marine Lifeen
dc.typeJournal Article
plymouth.journalJournal of Marine Science and Engineeringen
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plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering/School of Biological and Marine Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/PRIMaRE Publications
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA07 Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Research Groups/Marine Institute
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