Business case for mussel aquaculture in offshore wind farms in the North Sea

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dc.contributor.author van den Burg, S. W. K.
dc.contributor.author Kamermans, P.
dc.contributor.author Blanch, M.
dc.contributor.author Pletsas, D.
dc.contributor.author Poelman, M.
dc.contributor.author Soma, K.
dc.contributor.author Dalton, Gordon
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-18T13:04:36Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-18T13:04:36Z
dc.date.issued 2017-08-17
dc.identifier.citation van den Burg, S. W. K., Kamermans, P., Blanch, M., Pletsas, D., Poelman, M., Soma, K. and Dalton, G. (2017) 'Business case for mussel aquaculture in offshore wind farms in the North Sea', Marine Policy, 85, pp. 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.007 en
dc.identifier.volume 85 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 7 en
dc.identifier.issn 0308-597X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5293
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.marpol.2017.08.007
dc.description.abstract The European Blue Growth strategy aims to expand the new maritime sectors of aquaculture, energy, biotechnology, coastal tourism and mineral mining. Growth of these sectors will increases pressure on the seas, particularly on those areas that are densely used by traditional sectors such as fisheries and transport. This has triggered interest in developing multiuse of space and multiuse platforms at sea. This paper assesses the feasibility of offshore mussel production project in wind farms by design and ex-ante evaluation of a mussel aquaculture system in the North Sea. A system for mussel cultivation in the Dutch Borssele offshore wind farm was designed, producing both mussel seed and consumption-sized mussels with semi-submerged longlines. Based on the economic model and the risk assessment, this paper concludes that mussel aquaculture is an appealing commercial model for increased returns in offshore wind farms. The economic models shows that the internal rate of return and net present value are positive and based on the sensitivity analysis, it can be concluded that these results are robust. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier B.V. en
dc.rights © 2017, Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ en
dc.subject Aquaculture en
dc.subject Mussels en
dc.subject Offshore wind en
dc.subject Business case en
dc.subject Risk assessment en
dc.title Business case for mussel aquaculture in offshore wind farms in the North Sea en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Gordon Dalton, School Of Engineering, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.dalton@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2019-08-17
dc.date.updated 2018-01-18T12:16:34Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
dc.internal.rssid 422302472
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Marine Policy en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress G.Dalton@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::CSA/652629/EU/Marine Investment for the Blue Economy/MARIBE en


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