Assessing the impact of offshore wind farms in the North Sea
MARIN is assisting the Dutch government with policy making issues concerning the development of offshore wind farms. Currently we are examining all the scheduled wind farms up until 2030 and their impact on the layout of the North Sea and on the safety of shipping.
The present study focuses on two main questions: What is the effect of large-scale wind farming on the safety of shipping in the North Sea and what are the most effective measures to mitigate these risks? For this study we will use a combination of a quantitative and qualitative risk assessment.