The contribution of renewable energy sources such as wind, marine hydrokinetic and hydroelectric to global power is set to increase in the future due to efforts to reduce reliance on polluting, non-renewable sources. Although they do not create the same polluting emissions there are serious ecological impacts to almost all forms of small and large-scale in-shore, coastal and offshore projects including;
The exact nature, scale and significance of these biophysical changes for a particular location is dependent on the size and spatial arrangement of structures, the physical characteristics of individual structures and the prevailing physical, chemical and biological characteristics of the location. Projects typically require adaptive management plans that go further than simple environmental impact statements to deal with the multi-faceted interaction of devices and the biophysical changes that these make upon wider ecosystems and those who depend on them for their livelihoods.
Services that MRAG consultants are proficient in offering include;
|Adapting postharvest activities in the value chain of fisheries and aquaculture to the effects of climate change and mitigating their climate footprint through the reduction of greenhouse gases emissions
MRAG Europe, as lead partner of a consortium, has been contracted by CINEA within the…
|A study providing an overview of the effects of offshore wind farms on fisheries and aquaculture
As a consortium partner, MRAG provided an overview of the effects of offshore wind…