An investigation of the Marine Spatial Planning needs of emerging marine renewable technologies

Project Insights

  • €50,450

    Total Project Costs
  • 1 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2018

    Year Funded

Project Description

The purpose of this study is to establish the Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) 'needs' of emerging marine renewable technologies and to outline the appropriate measures (including MAFA) needed to ensure that the industry develops in an appropriate way offshore, including taking into account the needs of other marine users and of the marine environment. This study will consider best practice elsewhere and, also, the role which development of Ireland's offshore energy resources, which depend on MSP, could play in job creation and in meeting our national renewables targets out to 2030 and beyond.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €50,450

Funding Agency: SEAI

Year Funded: 2018

Lead Organisation: MRIA

Peter Coyle

Lead Researcher