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Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean

The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

  • The first-of-its-kind compilation that comprehensively explores the scientific, engineering, economic and policy aspects of marine aquaculture multi-use of offshore platforms

  • A timely analysis of the rapid development of offshore energy production platforms and the massive projected global seafood deficit

  • Individual chapters written contemporaneously with EU “Oceans of Tomorrow” developments as well as proposals by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), authored by highly-respected, international experts in the field

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (14 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxii
  2. Species, Techniques and System Design

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Offshore and Multi-Use Aquaculture with Extractive Species: Seaweeds and Bivalves

      • Bela H. Buck, Nancy Nevejan, Mathieu Wille, Michael D. Chambers, Thierry Chopin
      Pages 23-69Open Access
    3. Technological Approaches to Longline- and Cage-Based Aquaculture in Open Ocean Environments

      • Nils Goseberg, Michael D. Chambers, Kevin Heasman, David Fredriksson, Arne Fredheim, Torsten Schlurmann
      Pages 71-95Open Access
    4. Operation and Maintenance Costs of Offshore Wind Farms and Potential Multi-use Platforms in the Dutch North Sea

      • Christine Röckmann, Sander Lagerveld, John Stavenuiter
      Pages 97-113Open Access
    5. Technical Risks of Offshore Structures

      • Job Klijnstra, Xiaolong Zhang, Sjoerd van der Putten, Christine Röckmann
      Pages 115-127Open Access
  3. Aquaculture Governance

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 129-129
    2. Aquaculture Site-Selection and Marine Spatial Planning: The Roles of GIS-Based Tools and Models

      • Vanessa Stelzenmüller, A. Gimpel, M. Gopnik, K. Gee
      Pages 131-148Open Access
    3. Governance and Offshore Aquaculture in Multi-resource Use Settings

      • Gesche Krause, Selina M. Stead
      Pages 149-162Open Access
    4. The Socio-economic Dimensions of Offshore Aquaculture in a Multi-use Setting

      • Gesche Krause, Eirik Mikkelsen
      Pages 163-186Open Access
    5. Regulation and Permitting of Standalone and Co-located Open Ocean Aquaculture Facilities

      • John S. Corbin, John Holmyard, Scott Lindell
      Pages 187-229Open Access
  4. Aquaculture Economics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 231-231
    2. Economics of Multi-use and Co-location

      • Hauke L. Kite-Powell
      Pages 233-249Open Access
  5. Case Studies

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 251-251
    2. The German Case Study: Pioneer Projects of Aquaculture-Wind Farm Multi-Uses

      • Bela H. Buck, Gesche Krause, Bernadette Pogoda, Britta Grote, Lara Wever, Nils Goseberg et al.
      Pages 253-354Open Access
    3. The EU-Project “TROPOS”

      • Nikos Papandroulakis, Claudia Thomsen, Katja Mintenbeck, Pedro Mayorga, José Joaquín Hernández-Brito
      Pages 355-374Open Access
    4. Offshore Platforms and Mariculture in the US

      • Jeffrey B. Kaiser, Michael D. Chambers
      Pages 375-391Open Access
  6. Conclusion and Outlook

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 393-393
    2. Epilogue—Pathways Towards Sustainable Ocean Food Production

      • Bela H. Buck, Richard Langan
      Pages 395-404Open Access

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.

This volume addresses the potential for combining large-scale marine aquaculture of macroalgae, molluscs, crustaceans, and finfish, with offshore structures, primarily those associated with energy production, such as wind turbines and oil-drilling platforms. The volume offers a comprehensive overview and includes chapters on policy, science, engineering, and economic aspects to make this concept a reality. The compilation of chapters authored by internationally recognized researchers across the globe addresses the theoretical and practical aspects of multi-use, and presents case studies of research, development, and demonstration-scale installations in the US and EU.      


  • Aquaculture
  • Wind Turbines
  • Oil Platforms
  • Macroalgae
  • Molluscs
  • Crustaceans
  • Finfish
  • Integrated Multi-trophic Aquaculture (IMTA)
  • Economic Analysis
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Co-management
  • Marine governance
  • Socio-economics
  • marine and freshwater sciences
  • water policy

Editors and Affiliations

  • Marine Aquaculture, Maritime Technologies and ICZM, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Bremerhaven, Germany

    Bela H. Buck

  • School of Marine Science and Ocean Engineering, University of New Hampshire, Durham, USA

    Richard Langan

About the editors

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Aquaculture Perspective of Multi-Use Sites in the Open Ocean

  • Book Subtitle: The Untapped Potential for Marine Resources in the Anthropocene

  • Editors: Bela H. Buck, Richard Langan

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Earth and Environmental Science, Earth and Environmental Science (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-51157-3Published: 12 May 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-84582-1Published: 28 July 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-51159-7Published: 06 April 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXII, 404

  • Number of Illustrations: 24 b/w illustrations, 104 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Water, Offshore Engineering, Business and Management, Law

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 54.99
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Price excludes VAT (USA)