Winds of change: An aquatic ecologist’s guide to Round 4

January 11, 2021

Missed the webinar? Watch again below.

Event: Thursday 1 April, 12:30–13:15

Presented by Matthew Davison BSc Hons, Principal Aquatic Consultant (RSK Biocensus)

In October 2020, Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged that offshore wind farms would generate enough electricity to power every home in the UK within a decade; consequently, the government’s offshore renewable energy projection increased from 30 to 40 gigawatts by 2030. This initiative forms part of a 10-point plan, what is being termed the “green industrial revolution”. At present, The Crown Estate Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 developments are in stage three of the bidding process; the final stage (the agreement for lease) is set to complete in spring 2022.

On award, the development and consenting process will begin and may take a further five years to complete. During this time, it will be the developers’ responsibility to obtain all the necessary consents relating to their respective projects, including the environmental ones.

Drawing on his involvement with the Round 3 offshore wind farm developments, Matthew Davison from RSK Biocensus will discuss the lessons he learned working as a principal aquatic ecologist. Matthew specialises in fish and shellfish ecology and played a key role in providing the fish and shellfish ecology environmental statements for the Hornsea Project One, Neart Na Gaoithe and Navitus Bay offshore wind farms. Matthew’s talk will draw on his cumulative experience of navigating the screening, scoping and consultation processes involved for formulating a baseline against which the potential impacts can be robustly assessed to give the best chance for a developer. The discussion will focus on fish ecology and the associated lessons learned as developers gear up for Round 4.

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