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2014, ABPmer, UK Wave and Tidal Further Leasing Plan HRA

  • Published Date: 01/08/2010

In May 2013, The Crown Estate announced plans to invite applicants to run a series of managed’demonstration zones’ for wave and tidal stream energy proiects across the UK. The locations of these
demonstration zones were identified by The Crown Estate with input from a range of stakeholders.
Organisations were also able to apply to The Crown Estate for seabed rights for additional ‘project
sites’ in other areas as part of the leasing process.

The locations of the demonstration zones were defined and finalised in mid-September 2013 At that
point a further leasing process was launched, enabling organisations to apply to The Crown Estate for third party management of these demonstration zones and/or propose individual development projects.

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) was commissioned by The Crown Estate to
undertake the Habitats Reguiations Appraisal (HRA) of this Wave and Tidal Further Leasing (W&TL) plan on behalf of The Crown Estate. This HRA is required in order to assess the effects of the plan on protected nature conservation sites (European/Ramsar sites) and this ‘Principles Document’ is the first in series of three reports that ABPmer has prepared for this assessment process. This document sets out the methods that are to be applied for the HRA work.

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2014, ABPmer, UK Wave and Tidal Further Leasing Plan HRA, Principles, Screening and Appropriate Assessment Information Reports

  • Published Date: 11/04/2014

In May 2013, The Crown Estate announced plans to invite applicants to run a series of managed ‘demonstration zones’ for wave and tidal stream energy proiects across the UK. The locations of these demonstration zones were identified by The Crown Estate with input from a range of stakeholders. Organisations were also able to apply to The Crown Estate for seabed rights for additional ‘project sites’ in other areas as part of the leasing process.
The locations of the demonstration zones were defined and finalised in mid-September 2013 At that point a further leasing process was launched, enabling organisations to apply to The Crown Estate for third party management of these demonstration zones and/or propose individual development projects.

ABP Marine Environmental Research Ltd (ABPmer) was commissioned by The Crown Estate to undertake the Habitats Reguiations Appraisal (HRA) of this Wave and Tidal Further Leasing (W&TL) plan on behalf of The Crown Estate. This HRA is required in order to assess the effects of the plan on protected nature conservation sites (European/Ramsar sites) and this ‘Principles Document’ is the first in series of three reports that ABPmer has prepared for this assessment process. This document sets out the methods that are to be applied for the HRA work.

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2013, Marine and Risk Consultants Ltd., MARICO, Skerries Tidal Site, Navigation Risk Assessment of L3 Cable Route and Landfall for Skerries Tidal Array

  • Published Date: 15/05/2013

This study assesses the navigational risk of installing an export cable route from the Skerries Tidal Array and complements the existing Navigation Risk Assessment
The assessment was undertaken utilising the Formal Safety Assessment approach adopted by the International Maritime Organisation. The analysis uitilised a number of data sources including vessel traffic surveys, records of consultation with relevant stakeholders undertaken during the Navigation Risk Assessment and a desktop literature review.

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2013, Marine and Risk Consultants Ltd., MARICO, Skerries Tidal Site, Navigation Risk Assessment of L3 Cable Route and Landfall for Skerries Tidal Array, Report

  • Published Date: 15/05/2013

This study assesses the navigational risk of installing an export cable route from the Skerries Tidal Array and complements the existing Navigation Risk Assessment
The assessment was undertaken utilising the Formal Safety Assessment approach adopted by the International Maritime Organisation. The analysis uitilised a number of data sources including vessel traffic surveys, records of consultation with relevant stakeholders undertaken during the Navigation Risk Assessment and a desktop literature review.

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2012, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche B and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Surveys

  • Published Date: 06/02/2013

The following report details the findings of the 2012 adult and juvenile fish characterisation surveys, undertaken within and adjacent to Tranche B of the planned Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed export cable.
3 Surveys were undertaken April/May 2012, July 2012 and October 2012.

The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey.

The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fishspecies within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, Ammodytidae sp., G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area.
This series contains 3 individual reports (1 for each survey period) and GIS shapefiles.

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Pelagic Fish Characterisation Survey

  • Published Date: 12/09/2012

The following report details the findings of the September 2011 pelagic fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the vicinity of the Tranche A and along the proposed export cable corridor between the 14th and 28th September 2011.
The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the Health and Safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1.

The main aim of the survey was to assess whether C. harengus is currently using the historic spawning grounds of the Dogger Bank. In addition, the survey was aimed at providing site specific information to identify the principal pelagic species present in Tranche A and their relative abundance.

A total of 11 species were caught during the survey. Overall, sprat (Sprattus sprattus) was the most abundant species caught, and was found only in transects A, C and D. Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) was the most abundant species in transect A and B. In transect C, S. sprattus was the most prevalent species, and whiting (Merlangius merlangus) was the dominant species in transect D.

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2011, Brown and May Marine Ltd, Zone 3 Dogger Bank Tranche A and Proposed Cable Route, Adult and Juvenile Fish Characterisation Survey

  • Published Date: 18/07/2012

The Tranche A Otter and Beam Trawl series details the findings of the summer 2011 adult and juvenile fish characterisation survey, undertaken in the area of Tranche A of the Dogger Bank offshore wind farm and along the proposed cable route between the 17th and 27th August. Inshore juvenile fish sampling was undertaken by Precision Marine Survey Ltd (PMSL) on 17th September 2011; sampling included stations BT53, BT54 and BT55 along cable route. The survey methodology, vessel and sampling gear detailed were agreed in consultation with Cefas and the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). A dispensation from the MMO for the Provisions of Council Regulation 850/98 to catch and retain undersize fish for scientific research and 43/2009 specifically related to days at sea was obtained prior to commencement of this survey. A summary of the health and safety performance of the survey is provided in Appendix 1. The aim of the survey was to establish the abundance and composition of adult and juvenile fish species within the area of the Dogger Bank. It should be noted that P. platessa, sandeel (Ammodytidae sp.), G. morhua, M. merlangus and C. harengus have been defined as species of importance in the area. It should be noted that all trawls at stations 53, 54 and 55 along the cable route were omitted from the otter trawl survey due to the presence of a high density of static gear in the area. The beam trawl at station 53 was abandoned during the inshore survey after the beam trawl was irreparably damaged. The beam trawls at stations 54 and 55 were included in the inshore survey undertaken by Precision Marine Surveys Ltd., as a smaller vessel was considered more appropriate to trawl the in area, due to the high density of static gear. These trawls however will be analysed as cable route stations, due to their original inclusion in the offshore survey, and their location within the cable corridor. This series contains a survey report and GIS shapefiles

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