- Published: 28 February 2017 28 February 2017
Turbine Foundations as an Opportunity for Marine Biodiversity
In view of the negative effects wind farms may have on the environment, especially during construction, the reef and reserve effects of turbine foundations (or their capacity to host diverse marine species) are often put forward as a sign of a project’s positive long-term footprint. Taking a closer look at the underlying ecological processes, there is more than meets the eye, and the potential ecological benefits of offshore wind farms go far beyond what could simply be considered as a few fish swimming around a monopile.
By Martin Perrot and Matthieu Lapinski, Seaboost, France
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