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Left: scheduled wind farms on the North Sea. Right: Traffic intensity (2017)


Assessing the impact of offshore wind farms in the North Sea


MARIN is assisting the Dutch government with policy making issues concerning the development of offshore wind farms. Currently we are examining all the scheduled wind farms up until 2030 and their impact on the layout of the North Sea and on the safety of shipping.


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Yvonne Koldenhof & Jos van Doorn


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ne of the big challenges for governments today is the implementation of the Paris


Climate Agreement. The central aim of this agreement is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by reducing CO2 emissions in order to keep a


global temperature rise this century to well below 2 degrees Celsius.


It is MARIN’s mission to contribute to this challenge and to a sustainable use of the sea and in line with this, we are preforming research for offshore wind turbines, floating


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