Expert Workshops

Workshop 1

The first project workshop for invited experts, entitled “Marine Renewables and Environmental Risks – Current practices in pre and post consent monitoring” was held in Bilbao Exhibition Centre on 20 April 2015.
centreThe objectives of the workshop were to identify the environmental requirements regarding pre and post consenting of marine renewable energy projects in EU countries, and to discuss suitable monitoring needs incorporating varying levels of environmental risk. 

The workshop organisers were Teresa Simas and Ian Davies.

Workshop 1 Report
Presentation – Pre-consent
Presentation – Site sensitivity and baseline characterisation
Presentation – Post-consent

Bilbao Marine Energy Week 2015

This event was hosted in the framework of Bilbao Marine Energy Week. More information on the conference can be found here.

Workshop 2

The second project workshop entitled “Dealing with the risk of licensing marine renewables: The role and experience of regulators” took place in Paris on 21 May 2015.P1040422The aim of this second workshop was to explore regulatory aspects associated with consents for novel marine renewable technologies, including offshore wind, wave and tidal projects.

The outcomes of the workshop will be used by the RiCORE project team to report on the feasibility of adopting a risk-based management approach, using the Survey Deploy and Monitor (SDM) policy developed in Scotland as an example.

Workshop 2 Report
Presentation – National perspectives (France)
Presentation – National perspectives (Ireland)
Presentation – National perspectives (Portugal)
Presentation – National perspectives (Spain)
Presentation – National perspectives (Scotland)
Presentation – Risk based consenting overview
Presentation – Survey, deploy and monitor policy

Workshop 3

The third project workshop took place in Dunkeld, Scotland on 9 and 10 November 2015. The event saw over 40 experts and project partners discuss the recommendations of the RiCORE project.

Presentation – SDM overview (Paul Smith)
Presentation – Environmental sensitivity (Mark Trinder)
Presentation – Policy needs data (Javier Franco)
Presentation – Combining risk factors (George Lees)
Presentation – Natural resources Wales approach (Kate Smith)
Presentation – Ecosystem sensitivity (Sylvain Michel)
Presentation – DRIP (Carol Sparling)
Presentation – DRIP (Tom Wilding)
Presentation – Adoption and implementation (Anne Marie O’Hagen)

Workshop 4

The fourth project workshop took place in Cork on 12th April 2016.

Final Conference

The RiCORE project final conference took place in Brussels, Belgium on 15th June. Project partners presented findings at the EUSEW conference (European Sustainable Energy Week) and unveiled the final project video at a reception in Scotland House. Presentations from the final event are available below.

Presentation – Introduction to RiCORE by David Gray.
Presentation – Work Package 2 findings by Anne Marie O’Hagan, Celia Le Lievre, Ross Culloch, and Finlay Bennet.
Presentation – Work Package 3 findings by Pierre Mascarenhas, Finlay Bennet, and Juan Bald.
Presentation – Pre- and post-consenting environmental surveys by Teresa Simas and Finlay Bennet.