Turning off the DRIP (‘Data-rich, information-poor’) – rationalising monitoring with a focus on marine renewable energy developments and the benthos

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dc.contributor.author Wilding, Thomas A.
dc.contributor.author Gill, Andrew B.
dc.contributor.author Boon, Arjen
dc.contributor.author Sheehan, Emma
dc.contributor.author Dauvin, Jean–Claude
dc.contributor.author Pezy, Jean-Philippe
dc.contributor.author O’Beirn, Francis
dc.contributor.author Janas, Urszula
dc.contributor.author Rostin, Liis
dc.contributor.author De Mesel, Ilse
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-27T13:12:19Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-27T13:12:19Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03-04
dc.identifier.citation Thomas A. Wilding, Andrew B. Gill, Arjen Boon, Emma Sheehan, Jean–Claude Dauvin, Jean-Philippe Pezy, Francis O’Beirn, Urszula Janas, Liis Rostin, Ilse De Mesel, Turning off the DRIP (‘Data-rich, information-poor’) – rationalising monitoring with a focus on marine renewable energy developments and the benthos, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 74, July 2017, pp848-859 en_UK
dc.identifier.issn 1364-0321
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.03.013
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/11662
dc.description.abstract Marine renewable energy developments (MREDs) are rapidly expanding in size and number as society strives to maintain electricity generation whilst simultaneously reducing climate-change linked CO2 emissions. MREDs are part of an ongoing large-scale modification of coastal waters that also includes activities such as commercial fishing, shipping, aggregate extraction, aquaculture, dredging, spoil-dumping and oil and gas exploitation. It is increasingly accepted that developments, of any kind, should only proceed if they are ecologically sustainable and will not reduce current or future delivery of ecosystem services. The benthos underpins crucial marine ecosystem services yet, in relation to MREDs, is currently poorly monitored: current monitoring programmes are extensive and costly yet provide little useful data in relation to ecosystem-scale-related changes, a situation called ‘data-rich, information-poor’ (DRIP). MRED –benthic interactions may cause changes that are of a sufficient scale to change ecosystem services provision, particularly in terms of fisheries and biodiversity and, via trophic linkages, change the distribution of fish, birds and mammals. The production of DRIPy data should be eliminated and the resources used instead to address relevant questions that are logically bounded in time and space. Efforts should target identifying metrics of change that can be linked to ecosystem function or service provision, particularly where those metrics show strongly non-linear effects in relation to the stressor. Future monitoring should also be designed to contribute towards predictive ecosystem models and be sufficiently robust and understandable to facilitate transparent, auditable and timely decision-making. en_UK
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dc.publisher Elsevier en_UK
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dc.subject Benthos en_UK
dc.subject Biodiversity en_UK
dc.subject Confidence and risk en_UK
dc.subject Environmental impact assessment en_UK
dc.subject Monitoring en_UK
dc.subject Spatial and temporal scales en_UK
dc.subject Study design en_UK
dc.subject Offshore en_UK
dc.subject Tidal- and wave-power en_UK
dc.subject Wind-turbines en_UK
dc.title Turning off the DRIP (‘Data-rich, information-poor’) – rationalising monitoring with a focus on marine renewable energy developments and the benthos en_UK
dc.type Article en_UK

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