Slashing consenting time to 12 months (or less)

As ocean energy is a relatively new sector, lack of details about the potential impact to marine environment leads to cautious approaches on risk assessment. This can slow down consenting and delay deployments. In this session, you will hear about the best practices already in place and recommendations on new approaches to accelerate consenting of ocean energy.

WEDNESDAY, 19 October 10:00 – 11:15 room 6-7

Ana Brito e Melo, Senior Advisor
WavEC Offshore Renewables (Portugal)

Nova Scotia’s experience: building collaborative approaches to risk assessment and project approval
Lindsay Bennett, Acting General Manager
Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (Canada) 

Risk Based Approach to Consenting MRE Devices
Andrea Copping, Senior Manager
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (USA)

Feasibility of Embedding a Risk Based Approach in Marine Renewable Energy Consenting Processes
Ines Machado, Senior Researcher in Marine Ecology
University of Lisbon (Portugal)

Regional environmental characterisation and assessment – a possible pathway to speeding up the consenting process
Dafydd Lloyd Jones, Technical Director
MarineSpace (UK)

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