Multi-platform concepts for combining offshore wind energy and fish farming in freezing sea areas: Case study in the Gulf of Bothnia

Eeva Mikkola, Jaakko Heinonen, Markus Kankainen, Toni Hekkala, Juha Kurkela

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Abstract

Climate change together with increasing demand for space pose a challenge to energy and food production at sea areas. Co-location of offshore renewable energy production, aqua culture and other blue economy activities can answer the need for more sustainable marine space utilization while reducing and dividing costs of the different activities. This paper presents a case study of a multi-use platform that combines wind energy and fish farming in the Gulf of Bothnia, where the sea freezes every winter. A marine spatial planning (MSP) tool is used to find suitable locations for the multi-use platform with respect to economic potential of energy and nutrient production, structural solutions and environmental impact. The tool is used to visualize site selection criteria based on geographic information system (GIS) data such as seabed data, wind and wave data and ice data as well as protected marine areas. Production potential scenarios for the multi-use platform at different scales are calculated. Synergies of combining offshore wind energy and fish farming are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationOcean Space Utilization
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME
Number of pages9
Volume6
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-7918-5125-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
Event37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018 - Madrid, Spain
Duration: 17 Jun 201822 Jun 2018
Conference number: 37

Conference

Conference37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2018
Abbreviated titleOMAE 2018
CountrySpain
CityMadrid
Period17/06/1822/06/18

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Freezing
Fish
Wind power
Site selection
Climate change
Geographic information systems
Nutrients
Ice
Environmental impact
Planning
Economics
Costs

Keywords

  • Aquaculture
  • Gulf of Bothnia
  • Marine spatial planning
  • Multi-use
  • Wind power

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Mikkola, E., Heinonen, J., Kankainen, M., Hekkala, T., & Kurkela, J. (2018). Multi-platform concepts for combining offshore wind energy and fish farming in freezing sea areas: Case study in the Gulf of Bothnia. In ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Ocean Space Utilization (Vol. 6). [OMAE2018-77677] American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2018-77677
Mikkola, Eeva ; Heinonen, Jaakko ; Kankainen, Markus ; Hekkala, Toni ; Kurkela, Juha. / Multi-platform concepts for combining offshore wind energy and fish farming in freezing sea areas : Case study in the Gulf of Bothnia. ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Ocean Space Utilization. Vol. 6 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, 2018.
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Multi-platform concepts for combining offshore wind energy and fish farming in freezing sea areas : Case study in the Gulf of Bothnia. / Mikkola, Eeva; Heinonen, Jaakko; Kankainen, Markus; Hekkala, Toni; Kurkela, Juha.

ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Ocean Space Utilization. Vol. 6 American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME, 2018. OMAE2018-77677.

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Mikkola E, Heinonen J, Kankainen M, Hekkala T, Kurkela J. Multi-platform concepts for combining offshore wind energy and fish farming in freezing sea areas: Case study in the Gulf of Bothnia. In ASME 2018 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering: Ocean Space Utilization. Vol. 6. American Society of Mechanical Engineers ASME. 2018. OMAE2018-77677 https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2018-77677