Agencies responsible for managing or regulating use of public resources need to be evaluating existing conditions and potential conflicts from an ecosystem services perspective.
Example mapping.Whales – building on existing OWET research and regional experts.Visual Resources – Viewpoints at sea to land.Device suitability – point absorberOWETData supporting this is great.
There are some important conclusions being reached by those doing work on data and tools to support MSP – those conclusions are shared and highlighted by the Report from the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. Some of the key conclusions are the following:
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Point Absorber Offshore Wave Energy Device SuitabilityWave Energy Potential Grid Connection Energy Model Distances to: Utility network Wave energy data Site Quality Substation Site Model Depth Distance to shore Services port distance Deep water port distance Substrate
BASS OWET Bayesian Accord Cumulative Networks to BasedEffects Function + Track + Value Models Uncertainty Modeling Data & Model
Distance to Shore Substrate Type 1NM 11.1 1NM_3NM 11.1 Sand_or_Mud 25.0 3NM_4NM 11.1 Energy Potential Gravel 25.0 4NM_5NM 11.1 Port Size Bedrock 25.0 High 33.3 Medium 33.3 5NM_10NM 11.1 Deep Draft 33.3 All other 25.0 10NM_15NM 11.1 Low 33.3 Medium Draft 33.3 15NM_20NM 11.1 Shallow Draft 33.3 20NM_25NM 11.1 25NM 11.1 Distance to Port Water Depth 5NM 12.5 0m_30m 14.3 5NM_10NM 12.5 Substrate Depth 30m_40m 14.3 10NM_15NM 12.5None 25.0 40m_50m 14.3 15NM_20NM 12.51m 25.0 50m_75m 14.3 20NM_25NM 12.51m_5m 25.0 75m_100m 14.3 25NM_30NM 12.55m 25.0 100m_200m 14.3 30NM_50NM 12.5 200m 14.3 50NM 12.5 Port Access Anchoring Suitability Excellent 16.7 Excellent 5.36 Acceptable 37.5 Acceptable 11.6 Possible 8.93 Possible 29.2 Not Acceptable 74.1 Not Acceptable 16.7 Anchoring Uncertainty Device Suitability Hi 33.3 Composite Anchoring Med 33.3 Excellent 0.53 Low 33.3 Excellent 8.02 Acceptable 7.35 Acceptable 13.2 Possible 10.9 Possible 18.2 Not Acceptable 81.2 Not Acceptable 60.6
Alternative BASS Structure sites Scientists Developers Agencies Other Stakeholders Develop measuring criteriaBayesian Analyze device suitability: Accord Collect Stakeholder Experiential info related to Scio-Networks Science based including economic, environmental and other uncertainty qualitative measures including uncertainty Accord Fuse results Collect Stakeholder values Accord + Display results GIS Viewers for review Identify need for more information, refinements and BASS change Decision is Made One Preferred site option
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