Posters - WindEurope Annual Event 2024

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We would like to invite you to come and see the posters at our upcoming conference. The posters will showcase a diverse range of research topics, and will give delegates an opportunity to engage with the authors and learn more about their work. Whether you are a seasoned researcher or simply curious about the latest developments in your field, we believe that the posters will offer something of interest to everyone. So please join us at the conference and take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers in the academic community. We look forward to seeing you there!

PO035: Net Positive Impact (NPI) for biodiversity and offshore wind – considerations for developers

Aonghais Cook , Marine Biodiversity Specialist, The Biodiversity Consultancy


Offshore wind energy is critical to meeting global and national energy transition targets and the pace of development is accelerating. With such rapid development, it is crucial that the deployment of offshore wind energy does not occur at the expense of biodiversity, and there are increasing aspirations for offshore wind projects to have a Net Positive Impact (NPI) on biodiversity. While this sounds to be a straightforward concept (and, importantly, different from the emerging 'nature positive' concept), it conceals a significant amount of complexity and challenges - some specific to offshore wind and some common to biodiversity management and impact mitigation in general. This presentation will explore eight key considerations when aiming to demonstrate project-level NPI for biodiversity and outline key challenges in doing so. This session aims to advance the conversation regarding NPI for offshore wind energy - an important and rapidly developing topic. We aim to encourage a collaborative approach to developing approaches to NPI for offshore wind, including input from science, industry, policy and other relevant stakeholders. The session aims to stimulate rich discussion, leading to pertinent research questions and practical next steps for progression.

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