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Cumulative Effects Analysis Framework

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dc.creator Aquatera Ltd
dc.creator Parametrix
dc.creator European Marine Energy Centre
dc.creator Powertech
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-10T21:47:38Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-10T21:47:38Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Aquatera Ltd., et al. Cumulative Effects Analysis Framework. Oregon Wave Energy Trust: Portland, Or. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1957/32269
dc.description The partners, Aquatera, Parametrix, European Marine Energy Centre, and Powertech, copmleted Phase 1 in 2009 and Phase 2 in 2011. The various components include: Existing Environmental Character, Trends, and Pressures (2009), Literature and Research Review (2009), Data Atlas (2009) and the Final Report (2011). en_US
dc.description.abstract The fundamental aim of the Oregon Wave Energy Trust’s (OWET’s) cumulative effects framework is to provide an enduring set of information, presented in an effective way to inform substantial decisions about the future and ongoing management of wave energy developments in the context of the existing and future situation. At the core of the framework is an electronic tool which enables people to establish possible future scenarios on the basis of judgments about the type and intensity of impacts that may arise. Underpinning this core function are sets of data about the environmental sensitivities, technical factors, and activities that are and could take place in Oregon. The data sets used in the current framework represent data sets that were freely available at the time this framework was developed. Ultimately, the data sets within the framework would represent all available information of interest to the user. This report collates supporting information on a comprehensive list of environmental sensitivities relevant to potential users of the framework. This report discusses the status and trends in various physical, biological, social and economic factors that may be sensitive to the development of wave energy (sensitivities). It also addresses technical factors which would not be impacted directly or indirectly by wave energy projects, but which could impinge upon the prospects for their successful operation. In addition, the report describes the status and trends and associated pressures of those activities that are currently impacting that environment, such as fishing, shipping, recreation, and conservation. In the analysis of cumulative effects, these existing activities provide a baseline upon which the potential impacts and benefits of wave energy development are superimposed to provide a complete understanding of what development scenarios will mean for the natural and human communities along the Coast. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Oregon Wave Energy Trust and the OSU Libraries cooperate to provide long-term access to OWET reports. OSU's ScholarsArchive is the digital repository for continual access to the report. The OWET website, http://www.oregonwave.org, provides immediate access to OWET funded reports. en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Existing Environmental Characteristics, Trends and Pressures; Cumulative Effects Analysis Framework; Literature Review en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oregon Wave Energy Trust en_US
dc.subject Marine renewable energy en_US
dc.subject Wave energy en_US
dc.subject Environmental effects en_US
dc.title Cumulative Effects Analysis Framework en_US
dc.type Technical Report en_US
dc.description.digitization ODF, Doc files en_US
dc.description.peerreview no en_US


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