ETIP Ocean & OES-Environmental Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Energy Development

ETIP Ocean & OES-Environmental Webinar: Marine Spatial Planning and Ocean Energy Development
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19 November 2019

3 pm UTC / 4 pm CET / 7 am PST

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Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) can support the installation of ocean energy, for example by shortening the consenting processes. However, current plans often fail to include ocean energy sector or its future needs.

In this webinar, you will hear experts discussing MSP approaches and opportunities to the ocean energy sector, how some national maritime spatial plans are being implemented and what they can offer to a more effective ocean energy deployment. 

Webinar presenters:

Anne Marie O'Hagan, Research Fellow, MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy

Dr. Anne Marie O’Hagan is a Senior Research Fellow in the MaREI Centre, ERI, UCC and has over 15 years of experience in applied marine and coastal research. Anne Marie’s recent work has focused on the legal aspects of ocean energy development, planning and management systems for offshore energy devices and their environmental effects. She is involved in a number of multidisciplinary projects focused on aquaculture, maritime spatial planning, environmental assessment, and risk-based consenting.

Andy Lanier, Marine Affairs Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development

Andy Lanier is the Marine Affairs Coordinator for the Oregon Department of Land Conservation and Development. As a staff person working for Oregon’s Coastal Management Program, Andy provides staff support for the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council, and ocean planning processes of the State including marine conservation and marine renewable energy development as part of the stewardship of Oregon’s Territorial Sea Plan.

Drew Milne, Senior Policy Officer within the Marine Scotland (Scottish Government) 

Drew Milne is a Senior Policy Officer within the Marine Scotland Planning and Strategy team and has been with Marine Scotland since 2012.  Drew’s current work is focused on the delivery of the new Sectoral Marine Plan for offshore wind, leading on the technical work to identify spatial options and associated assessments. Prior to this role, Drew was responsible for the development of the Marine Scotland Information portal and GIS support for planning and licensing.