Looking for safe harbor in a crowded sea: Coastal space use conflict and marine renewable energy development

Harte, Michael and Campbell, Holly and Webster, Janet (2010) Looking for safe harbor in a crowded sea: Coastal space use conflict and marine renewable energy development. In: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society , June 13-16, 2010 ,Wilmington, North Carolina,

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Abstract

Technological advances in the marine renewable energy industry and increased clarity about the leasing and licensing process are fostering development proposals in both state and federal waters. The ocean is becoming more industrialized and competition among all marine space users is developing (Buck et al. 2004). More spatial competition can lead to conflict between ocean users themselves, and to tensions that spill over to include other stakeholders and the general public (McGrath 2004). Such conflict can wind up in litigation, which is costly and takes agency time and financial resources away from other priorities. As proposals for marine renewable energy developments are evaluated, too often decision-makers lack the tools and information to properly account for the cumulative effects and the tradeoffs associated with alternative human uses of the ocean. This paper highlights the nature of marine space conflicts associated with marine renewable energy literature highlights key issues for the growth of the marine renewable energy sector in the United States. (PDF contains 4 pages)

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Title: Looking for safe harbor in a crowded sea: Coastal space use conflict and marine renewable energy development
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Harte, Michaelmharte@coas.oregonstate.edudu
Campbell, Holly
Webster, Janet
Date: 2010
Funders: National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. EPA Coastal Management Branch, U.S. Geolgocial Survey, NOAA Sea Grant
Event Title: Shifting Shorelines: Adapting to the Future,The 22nd International Conference of The Coastal Society
Event Type: Conference
Event Location: Wilmington, North Carolina
Event Dates: June 13-16, 2010
Issuing Agency: The Coastal Society
Uncontrolled Keywords: TCS22
Subjects: Management
Sociology
Environment
Item ID: 3909
Depositing User: Cynthia Murray
Date Deposited: 29 Jul 2010 21:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 16:49
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URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3909

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