Under the German VASAB Chairmanship in 2022 the Federal Ministry of Housing, Urban Development and Building and the Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency are hosting a webinar „Offshore wind energy: Challenges and opportunities emerging from new European expansion targets” on the 9th of June 2022.
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.
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 Baltic Sea Region states see the greatest knowledge needs and potential for sharing solutions.
Date: Thursday, 9. June 2022, 10.00-13.00 EET / 9.00-12.00 CET
Online-Meeting: Link to Microsoft Teams meeting will be given after registration
Please save the date, a detailed program will follow in mid-May.
Registration for the webinar is available here: https://vasab.org/event/save-the-date-webinar-offshore-wind-energy-challenges-and-opportunities-emerging-from-new-european-expansion-targets/