Evaluating multifunctional uses of offshore wind farms in the German EEZ ‐ a GIS modelling approach


Contact
britta.grote [ at ] awi.de

Abstract

The concept of multifunctional use of marine offshore areas receives increased significance in the light of sustainable development in heavily used marine areas. Here we defined potential areas in the German EEZ for the co-utilization of offshore wind farms and offshore aquaculture applying integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) approaches. We combined a geographic information system (GIS), spatial distribution models and multi-criteria evaluation (MCE) to index suitable multifunctional sites. The procedure as well as the main findings of the GIS-MCE modelling approach are summarised to demonstrate the applicability of the GIS-MCE and the need for modelling techniques for spatial optimisation using geo-spatial tools. Finally, different spatial multi-use scenarios for the coupling of offshore IMTA-systems and wind farms are evaluated in order to support efficient and sustainable marine spatial management (MSP) strategies.



Item Type
Conference (Talk)
Authors
Divisions
Primary Division
Programs
Primary Topic
Peer revision
Not peer-reviewed
Publication Status
Published
Event Details
ICES ASC, 01 Sep 2013 - 01 Jan 1970, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Eprint ID
40520
Cite as
Gimpel, A. , Grote, B. and Stelzenmüller, V. (2013): Evaluating multifunctional uses of offshore wind farms in the German EEZ ‐ a GIS modelling approach , ICES ASC, Reykjavik, Iceland, September 2013 - unspecified .


Download
[img]
Preview
PDF
GimpelI0713.pdf

Download (405kB) | Preview
Cite this document as:

Share

Research Platforms
N/A

Campaigns


Actions
Edit Item Edit Item