Britain, Ireland and the North Sea
Wind, Wave, and Tidal Projects
A new edition of the map “Britain, Ireland and the North Sea – Wind Wave and Tidal Projects” has been published by La Tene Maps”. This is the 6th edition of the map and is the only published map which shows both Wind and Ocean Energy Projects on the same sheet.
This new edition shows the distribution of wind, wave and tidal projects in the North Sea, British Channel and the Irish Sector by location together with the name of the site, site owner/operator. Specially designed symbols indicate wind, wave and tidal projects. This year there are a couple of Ocean Thermal projects included. The color of the symbol indicates the status of the project (consented, under construction or built). All licensed and proposed areas are shown and again color differentiates the status. All this is shown against a background of constraint information which includes bathymetry, Natura 2000 areas (environmental protection), oil & gas platforms and pipelines, Electricity interconnectors and lines, sand and gravel extraction areas and traffic separation zones.
The map is B1 size (700 x 1000mm) and a version of this map without advertising which can be printed on demand or is available as a pdf file. The datasets behind the map are available to purchase.
John Coleman, chief executive of La Tene Maps speaking on the release of the new map said:
“I am happy to see the new edition out. It is a wonderful tool for someone who wants to get a good overview of marine renewables in the North Sea and seas around Britain and Ireland. The constraint information is useful as it explains why wind farms are where they are and show the potential areas which could be developed in the future. The “Britain, Ireland and the North Sea” Map is to get its first public distribution at the “RenewableUK – Global Offshore Wind” conference and exhibition to be held in Manchester Central, Manchester, UK on Tuesday and Wednesday 19-20th June 2018. The map will be available from our stand (155) on both days”.