Colleagues Maarten and Eline talked in a webinar about our studies into how offshore infrastructure can be built or improved to protect and develop ecosystems.Significant progress has been made in understanding the ecological role of man-made infrastructure in the marine environment, but where are we going? Should you leave structures in place for nature conservation or should everything be cleared from the North Sea? It is important to start thinking now about the decision-making process regarding the functioning and fate of structures in the long term. Colleagues Maarten and Eline gave during the webinar 'Getting it Right - Leave In-Situ or Remove?' during the Offshore decomissioning conference an example of how nature and wind can be integrated. But what about beyond the service life of the turbines?
The Rich North Sea
Webinar: Nature-inclusive designs in offshore infrastructure