APPEAL

Ecosystem approach to the impact of floating wind farms

Coordination

François LE LOC’H

Project type

National

Funding

ANR ITE

Project duration

Start Date

February 1, 2018

End Date

December 31, 2022

The main objective of the APPEAL project is to build a new approach combining the natural sciences and the human and social sciences, in order to measure the effects of floating offshore wind farms (FOWF) on the functioning of coastal socio-ecosystems and to propose decision support tools. This three-year project will be carried out in three phases: 1) the definition of the initial environmental, ecological and socio-economic (uses, perceptions and acceptability) status of future FOWF sites, 2) the modelling of possible changes in their trophic functioning, their role in biodiversity conservation, economic impacts on fishing fleets, and interactions with other uses, and 3) the development of a socio-ecosystem model to characterize and analyse interactions between all stakeholders and the environment, taking into account the legal framework. Two pilot FOWF development sites will be studied as a priority: Groix & Belle-Île (Atlantic) and Leucate (Mediterranean). The APPEAL project will contribute more broadly to the identification and measurement of the real ecological and socio-economic challenges posed by renewable marine energies projects.

The team

Contributors

46 collaborateurs de 18 organismes:

France Energie Marine

UBO – AMURE

UBO – LETG

UNICAEN

UN (IUML CENS)

ULCO (LOG)

UPMC (LECOB)

UB (EPOC)

IFREMER

SHOM

TERRA MARIS

Comité Régional des pêches de Bretagne

SINAY

P2A

EDF-EN

ENGIE-GREEN

EOLFI

RTE