Sustainability

THE SEABED USER & DEVELOPER GROUP represents a group of industries that are each firmly committed to sustainable development.

But that commitment goes beyond just the principle – there are already many examples of real action. We believe that sustainable win-win solutions are possible from what are sometimes seen as competing needs. The case studies accessible here demonstrate what is already being achieved.

Case Studies:

Seabed User & Developer Group – UK information on the sustainable development of the sea and the seabed

The Green Blue

The Green Blue

An innovative initiative to encourage the recreational boating community to minimise its environmental impacts.

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Ecosports

Ecoports

A self-diagnosis method through which a port can assess its environmental strengths and weaknesses.

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Marine Monitoring

Offshore  Monitoring

Marine aggregate operators cooperating to produce a regional environmental assessment for the eastern English Channel.

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Seabed Mapping

Seabed Mapping

A coordinated oil and gas industry approach to mapping and understanding the sea environment and its sensitivities.

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Habitat Creation

Habitat Creation

Creation by port operators of 57 hectares of mudflat and salt marsh, and six hectares of grassland on the Humber estuary.

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Cable Decommissioning

Cable Decommissioning

A generic environmental assessment approach that analyses the environmental risks involved in recovery of submarine cables.

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Tidal Turbines

Tidal Turbines

Baseline monitoring by renewable energy operators in Strangford Lough to assess the impact of tidal power on seabed habitats.

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Offshore Monitoring

Offshore Wind Monitoring

A seven-year monitoring programme at two Danish offshore wind farms to assess the impact on nature.

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