Shaping blue growth: Social sciences at the nexus between marine renewables and energy policy

Show simple item record Kerr, Sandy Watts, Laura Brennan, Ruth Howell, Rhys Graziano, Marcello O'Hagan, Anne Marie van der Horst, Dan Weir, Stephanie Wright, Glen Wynne, Brian 2019-09-04T08:16:38Z 2019-09-04T08:16:38Z 2018-08-24
dc.identifier.citation Kerr, S., Watts, L., Brennan, R., Howell, R., Graziano, M., O’Hagan, A.M., van der Horst, D., Weir, S., Wright, G. and Wynne, B., 2018. Shaping Blue Growth: Social Sciences at the Nexus Between Marine Renewables and Energy Policy. In Advancing Energy Policy. Palgrave Pivot, Cham. (16pp). DOI:10.1007/978-3-319-99097-2_3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 31 en
dc.identifier.endpage 46 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-319-99097-2
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-319-99097-2_3 en
dc.description.abstract The development of the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) industry is part of the EC Blue Growth Strategy. It brings together a range of relationships across people, sea, and energy, from developers to local communities and policymakers. This calls for diverse approaches, moving beyond an oppositional mindset to one that can establish an inclusive community around MRE development. Ownership of the marine environment is a legal issue, but MRE devices operate within a cultural and emotional sense of place. Early, sustained community engagement and advocacy is crucial to developing an industry whose impacts are likely to be felt before its social benefits materialise. Crucially, local communities could be supported by Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) research in creating new mythologies and imaginaries through which MRE technologies become an integral part of their culture, as well as part of their biophysical environment. A complex physical, political, and legal environment provides the context for these new marine energy technologies, and its development provides opportunities for SSH research to address issues around the sea and to integrate into the design of new marine energy seascapes. en
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dc.publisher Palgrave Pivot, Cham en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2018 en
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dc.subject Marine energy en
dc.subject Engagement en
dc.subject Mythologies en
dc.subject Disparities en
dc.subject Communities en
dc.subject Tidal en
dc.subject Wave en
dc.title Shaping blue growth: Social sciences at the nexus between marine renewables and energy policy en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Anne Marie O'Hagan, MaREI Centre, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: en
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Springer International Publishing en
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