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EIA-OES: Offshore Aquaculture: a Market for Ocean Renewable Energy


A new report published by IEA-OES assesses the potential of offshore aquaculture as a market for ocean energy.

The report presents 12 case studies of existing offshore aquaculture projects using ocean energy, solar photovoltaic or offshore wind technologies. The main benefits of co-location of offshore aquaculture and ocean energy are the sharing of space, equipment and operations, reduced environmental impacts and decreased conflict with other users of coastal areas.

To further develop the co-location opportunities, the report makes recommendations on technology, regulatory and policy measures. In particular, government support for ocean energy would aid co-location by making the technology a cost-competitive alternative to diesel, the report concludes.

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