Challenges of the Blue World | Introducing e-shape!

How space technology contribute to the management of offshore wind energy products within the Maritime Spatial Planning process?

Ioanna Karagali introduced to the participants of the third webinar of the Challenges of the BlueWorld series the e-shape pilot project Merging offshore wind products.

Maritime Spatial Planning is necessary to ensure a sustainable management of oceans and seas. In the era of blue growth multiple users need to take informed decision on how to use sustainably marine resources. Multiple actors are involved in the Maritime Spatial Planning process, from energy actors, to environmental entities, development agencies, but also regional policy and decision makers, are called to consider how to minimize the impacts of their activities on the same sea area. The opportunities that technology offers today can help sea and ocean users to define a coordinated and sustainable approach towards the use of marine resources, preserving the marine ecosystems and biodiversity.

The last webinar of the series presented the needs of three of the main industries involved in Maritime Spatial Planning process, to provide the participants with the experience of policy actors involved in the definition of coastal protection policies; how renewable energy relies on satellite data to manage sea resources; and finally, how the port systems are improving and what challenges exist for the operators. Another European technology cluster provided the stakeholders and the audience with the useful information to consider the adoption of satellite-based solutions for their needs.

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