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SAVE THE DATE! Webinar “Offshore wind energy: Challenges and opportunities emerging from new European expansion targets”

SAVE THE DATE! Webinar “Offshore wind energy: Challenges and opportunities emerging from new European expansion targets”

9 June 2022

SAVE THE DATE! Webinar “Offshore wind energy: Challenges and opportunities emerging from new European expansion targets”

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Webinar „Offshore wind energy: Challenges and opportunities emerging from new European expansion targets” in the course of the German VASAB Chairmanship

 

Offshore wind energy has been a key sector of the blue economy for many years. Framed by the European Green Deal, and pushed by renewable energy targets and the desire to achieve energy independence, it is now set to experience renewed growth in the Baltic Sea Region. While maritime spatial planning is an important enabler of offshore wind energy expansion, it also has to anticipate conflicts that may arise with other interests and competing sea uses.

Under the German VASAB Chairmanship in 2022 the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency are hosting a webinar with a focus on offshore wind energy as a key driver of a sustainable long-term perspective in the Baltic Sea Region.

The webinar will discuss the consequences of offshore wind energy expansion for the environment and other sectors. Examples from around the Baltic Sea Region will illustrate how maritime spatial planning is dealing with the challenges of offshore wind energy expansion in practice. The webinar will also discuss where the Baltic Sea Region states see the greatest knowledge needs and potential for sharing solutions.

 

Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022, 10.00-13.00 EEST / 9.00-12.00 CEST

Online Meeting: Link to Microsoft Teams meeting will be given after registration.

 

Registration is available below.

Webinar agenda (CEST)

09 June 2022
09:00 - 09:10

Opening of the webinar

Welcome by the German Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Construction

Moderator: Kai Trümpler (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency / BSH)

09:10 - 09:35

Setting the scene: Summary of recent developments in offshore wind energy in the BSR member states

Presentation by Nele Meyer (BSH)

09:35 - 09:50

VASAB and EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Presentation by Elina Veidemane (VASAB Secretariat)

09:50 - 10:00

Short break

10:00 - 10:25

Shipping and the use of maritime space in times of offshore wind energy expansion in the Baltic Sea

Presentation by George Savvopoulos and Diego Cerquenich (ABL LOC Group)

Short discussion

10:25 - 10:50

Maritime spatial planning for offshore wind energy: Ecological impact avoidance using a spatial prioritization approach

Presentation by Markku Viitasalo and Elina Virtanen (SYKE)

Short discussion

10:50 - 11:00

Short break

11:00 - 11:25

The Swedish planning approach for offshore wind energy: From MSP to project level

Presentation by Joacim Johannesson (SwAM)

Short discussion

11:25 - 11:55

Discussion

Open discussion with key note speakers and audience led by moderator

Potential topics
• Cross-border effects, challenges and opportunities in the field of offshore wind energy
• Strategies to solve conflicts between climate protection and nature protection
• The goal of energy independence as new driver for offshore wind energy

11:55 - 12:00

Closing

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