Within the framework of an international project BioConsult SH has carried out a study on wind energy development in the Mediterranean on behalf of WWF France. There are no offshore wind farms in the Mediterranean region so far, but it is expected that this sector will rapidly develop over the next years. The BioConsult SH report summarises information about the impacts of offshore wind farms on the environment. The study provides an overview about possibilities to avoid and minimise negative influences and to develop monitoring programs against the background of existing and planned marine protected areas.
Over the past ten years, BioConsult SH has been involved in the accompanying ecological research in the field of offshore wind energy use and has carried out the first ever environmental impact study for an offshore wind farm in German waters.
Please refer to our project site for further information.