The integration of marine renewable energy infrastructures. (i.e. floating offshore wind farms or FOWF) in the complex and coveted environments of coastal marine ecosystems, is a challenge from a technical, legal, societal and environmental point of view.
The main objective of the APPEAL project is to build a new approach combining natural sciences and human and social sciences, in order to measure the effects of FOWF on the functioning of coastal socio-ecosystems and to propose decision-making support tools. The APPEAL project will contribute more broadly to the identification and measurement of the ecological and socio-economic challenges posed by MRE projects.
From food web models to political decision-making: what lessons can be drawn from cumulative impact simulations in the Bay of Seine? Starting from the idea that the “network” object makes it possible to crystallize interdisciplinary research, we seek to exchange methods and concepts to answer the question: in what way can food web models influence political decisions? For this, the studies carried out in the Bay of Seine on various cumulative impacts (offshore wind project, port dredging deposits, aggregate extraction, port extension, fishing), based on observations before / after impact orsimulated scenarios, will be revisited in order to identify points useful for political decision-making.