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    Offshore wind on the high seas: resource potential and legal implications for developing projects beyond the national jurisdiction of coastal States

    Elsner, Paul and Suarez, S.V. (2019) Offshore wind on the high seas: resource potential and legal implications for developing projects beyond the national jurisdiction of coastal States. In: Global Offshore Wind 2019, 25-26 Jun 2019, London, UK. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    Offshore wind projects are currently restricted to the exclusive economic zones (EEZ) of coastal States. Recent advances in offshore wind technology are raising the prospect of utilising excellent wind resources on the high seas. We identify potential resource areas which include Rockall Bank/Hatton Ridge just outside the UK EEZ in the North Atlantic. The legal framework for wind energy projects on the high seas is the United Nations Convention in the Law of the Sea where flag states play a central regulatory role. Flags of convenience might evolve and undercut environmental and safety standards. Marine spatial planning approaches could safeguard against such potential misappropriation.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Paul Elsner
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2020 11:28
    Last Modified: 07 Jan 2020 18:32
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/30341

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