Framework for Assessing Ecological and Cumulative Effects

The Framework for Assessing Ecological and Cumulative Effects focuses on possible cumulative effects on the populations of species to be protected during the construction and operation of offshore wind farms in the period leading up to 2030. The site decisions for the various wind farms also look at whether site-specific effects can be expected. That also involves determining which mitigation measures can be taken to prevent any significant negative effects. These are effects that would cause a structural decline in the populations of species to be protected and would affect the natural resilience of the species. The Framework for Assessing Ecological and Cumulative Effects describes the research method and the results in further detail. Possible measures are also described here but the choices in this respect will be made in the site decisions.

KEC documents and publications

The Framework for Assessing Ecological and Cumulative effects 3.0 (2018) consists of:

Part A

Part B reports

Part C: Summary

Framework for Assessing Ecological and Cumulative Effects 3.0: Beschrijving and assessment of the cumulative effects associated with the implementation of the 2030 Offshore Wind Energy Roadmap

Relationship between parts A, B and C

Part A of the KEC report provides the conceptual framework for the approach to ecology and accumulation, and describes its implementation for offshore wind energy. Part A replaces previously published versions. The substantive reports (in Part B) further elaborate the substantive methods and models used, and include the calculations for the roadmap as made with the models. New reports have been added to Part B.

Part C provides an executive summary of the substantive reports and states the conditions required for the implementation of the 2030 Roadmap. Part C is new by comparison with previous versions.