Tag Archive for ecology

Government and stakeholders present North Sea agreement

Earlier this week an agreement (Onderhandelaarsakkoord) on the use of the North Sea was presented. All participating parties reached consent on the content of the Agreement which has the theme ‘additional miles for a healthy North Sea’. The cabinet has now handed the Agreement to the parliament. A consultation period will take place till 31…

Artificial reef installed at Eneco Luchterduinen OWF

Yesterday, an artificial reefstructure was installed within the Luchterduinen offshore wind farm, 23 kilometres west of the Dutch port city of IJmuiden. The reef is part of the ‘Rich North Sea’ project that will investigate until 2022 how nature conservation and sustainable energy generation can reinforce one another. The installation was performed by Van Oord, in…

Stichting Noordzee releases report on effects of large-scale offshore wind in the North Sea

Large-scale offshore wind development in the North Sea has major consequences for ecology and spatial planning, both negative and positive. In a report published by Stichting Noordzee yesterday, the organisation urges for more in-depth research. The report, ‘Windparken op de Noordzee: kansen en risico’s voor de natuur’ (Wind farmes in the North Sea: opportunities and…