A Multipurpose Marine Cadastre to Manage Conflict Use with Marine Renewable Energy

  • Séverine MichalakEmail author
Part of the WMU Studies in Maritime Affairs book series (WMUSTUD, volume 6)


Notwithstanding their potential benefit as a non-carbon-emitting energy source, the number and the size of marine renewable energy (MRE) farms increases conflict uses, creating a kind of private occupation of the sea space. The multipurpose marine cadastre (MMC) seems to be an efficient tool to determine a better way to allocate exclusive rights to ocean energy developers, in accordance with other users rights. The United-States are the pioneers with their website, which has been set clearly to promote offshore renewable energy, and many others countries are studying this concept, as a complement to marine spatial planning.


Multipurpose marine cadastre Marine spatial planning Marine renewable energy Private use of the sea Conflict uses Offshore wind farms Safety zones Freedom of navigation Blue growth 


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  1. 1.University of Nice Sophia-AntipolisNiceFrance

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