ICES has a number of expert groups working in relation to offshore renewable energy development - exploring the interactions with other human activities, impacts on marine habitats, and scientific operations. An increasing number of other expert groups have recently started working on specific aspects related to offshore renewable energy development.
The aim of the Workshop on a Research Roadmap for Offshore and Marine Renewable Energy (WKOMRE) is to create a research roadmap to better coordinate science on offshore renewable energy development - identifying scientific capabilities and services that ICES can provide to meet transboundary science needs.
a) Carry out a review that identifies potential synergies and knowledge gaps to guide ICES work so that effective integration and scientific advice can be provided.
b) Develop a roadmap for the integration and coordination of ICES activities with
respect to understanding the effects of marine renewable energy developments on
the marine environment and society.
Participants of WKOMRE are expected to be the chairs and members of ICES expert groups whose work is related to offshore renewable energy development.