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Review of reef effects of offshore windfarm structures and potential for enhancement and mitigation - ME1107

The aim of the project is to provide a scientifically credible review of two aspects of the physical presence of windfarm structures:
1. the likely reefs effects on fish, shellfish and other marine biota
2. the potential to enhance the reef effect for commercial species

Key Customer Purpose
This project is needed to inform debate about the potential positive and negative local and regional reef effects of offshore windfarm developments, and to contribute to the EIA and consent assessment process.
Project Documents
• Final Report : final report   (1363k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2006

Cost: £34,888
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Department of Trade and Industry
Environmental monitoring              
Environmental Protection              
Marine Monitoring              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine