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Development of generic guidance for sediment transport monitoring programmes in response to construction of offshore windfarms - AE0262

Description
Summary Objective
Assess the magnitude and significance of changes to the near shore sediment transport pathways as a result of the construction of the offshore windfarm at Scroby Sands. Provide field evidence to support and validate numerical modelling predictions of the effect of wind farm on the adjacent coastline.

Key customer purpose
Improve guidance to the FEPA licensing process (in relation to windfarm developments) and assist Defra`s responsibility for the sustainable development of the marine and coastal environment and in relation to coastal defence.
Project Documents
• Final Report : AE0262 Final Report   (3286k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2003

To: 2005

Cost: £218,245
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Dredging              
Environmental Protection              
Marine conservation              
Nature conservation              
Fields of Study
Environmental Protection - Marine