Annex IV and ORJIP Ocean Energy’s workshop

“Exploring the State of Understanding and Practice used to Assess Social and Economic Risks and Benefits of Marine Renewable Energy Development.”

Ocean Energy Systems Annex IV (Annex IV) and the UK Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) for Ocean Energy will be hosting a workshop in Cork on the afternoon of Thursday 31st August 2017 onsite at the EWTEC Conference.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together regulators, stakeholders, industry, and researchers to examine social and economic issues at two levels.

1. The overall framework needed to progress data collection and analysis which will identify gaps in knowledge and tools;
2. The practical aspects and tools available/required to assess, monitor and manage social and economic risks and benefits to inform the permitting process and longer-term stakeholder and community engagement during the build-out and operation of marine energy developments.

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