Offshore wind farms and possibilities for aquaculture/farming of shellfish (38641)

  • Stenberg, Claus (Project Manager)
  • Christoffersen, Mads (Project Participant)
  • Dolmer, Per (Project Participant)

Project Details


Large areas of the sea across Denmark and rest of Europe expanded these years with offshore wind farms (OWF). OWF are more or less closed to fishing and have restriction in access. OWF has been proposed for multiple use, e.g. aquaculture and sea farming for shellfish. OWF often have reduced environmental requirements and utilization of these areas for aquaculture and sea farming for shellfish cannot be expected to be in conflict with nature conservation considerations.

This project aim is to investigate whether the production of shellfish can be combined with the operation of OWF. The Danish waters offer very different physical/biological environmental aspects, mainly because of a salinity gradient from the relative fresh Baltic Sea to the North Sea salts. Three OWF along this gradient are used as cases (Horns Rev 1 OWF, Anholt OWF and Nysted OWF) thus allowing general assessment of options for production of shellfish in OWF in Denmark.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Coastal Ecology
Effective start/end date01/01/200931/12/2011


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