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Effects from wave power generators on the distribution of two sea pen species on the Swedish west coast
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity. (Wave power group)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7675-3998
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Technology, Department of Engineering Sciences, Electricity. (Wave power group)
2019 (English)Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Global electricity demand doubled between 1990 and 2016 and several countries are planning for a significant increase in offshore renewable energies along the European coast. In 2015 renewable energy accounted for more than half of the new generating capacity installed in the power sector worldwide. These activities bring up an increased interest about possible environmental impacts or additional values of the new technologies. The Wave Energy Park "Sotenäs Project" is located on the west coast of Sweden, 120 km north of Gothenburg, and was the site for environmental impact studies from wave energy generators on two sea pen species, Virgularia mirabilis (Müller, 1776) and Pennatula phosphorea (Linnaeus, 1758). Sea pens and burrowing mega fauna communities are designated threatened or declining habitats or species by the OSPAR convention. Investigations of those taxa in relation to marine renewable energies are thereby both interesting and important. A ROV aided seabed survey in the wave power park and respective control areas were primarily conducted to assess Nephrops norvegicus (Linnaeus, 1758) abundance and video footages were used to compare the abundance of the two sea pen species within the same area. Preliminary results show a significant difference between the transects and years. However, a clear increased number of individuals inside the wave power park for the two sea pen species compared to the control transects were not identified. Long-term observations and complementary studies are necessary in order to draw firm conclusions.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019.
Series
Proceedings of the 13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, ISSN 2309-1983 ; 1240-1
Keywords [en]
Environmental Studies, Marine Renewable Energy, Sea Pens, Pennatula phosphorea, Virgularia mirabilis, ROV Survey, Wave power
National Category
Environmental Sciences
Research subject
Biology with specialization in Animal Ecology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-394315OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-394315DiVA, id: diva2:1358564
Conference
13th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 1–6 September 2019, Napoli, Italy
Funder
Swedish Energy AgencyAvailable from: 2019-10-07 Created: 2019-10-07 Last updated: 2019-10-15Bibliographically approved

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