Functional Interactions and Maritime Regulation: The Mutual Accommodation of Offshore Wind Farms and International Navigation and Shipping

Forthcoming in Ocean Yearbook, Volume 30, 2016, Edited by Aldo Chircop, Scott Coffen-Smout and Moira McConnell

38 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2016

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Aldo Chircop

Dalhousie University - Schulich School of Law

Peter L’Esperance

Independent

Date Written: June 16, 2016

Abstract

There is growing interest in Europe and North America in locating wind farms in ocean space within national jurisdiction. For many States, wind is the renewable energy of choice in the search for alternatives to fossil fuels to meet emissions reductions targets established by international agreement on a large scale. Locating windfarms in the marine environment is attractive because of the availability of open spaces to accommodate extensive arrays capable of producing power on a large scale, ideal wind conditions and less likelihood of impacts that trigger public opposition, such as noise, lowering of property values and interference with landscape aesthetics.

Suggested Citation

Chircop, Aldo and L’Esperance, Peter, Functional Interactions and Maritime Regulation: The Mutual Accommodation of Offshore Wind Farms and International Navigation and Shipping (June 16, 2016). Forthcoming in Ocean Yearbook, Volume 30, 2016, Edited by Aldo Chircop, Scott Coffen-Smout and Moira McConnell. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2757060

Aldo Chircop (Contact Author)

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Peter L’Esperance

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