Socio-economic benefits assessment of the Celtic Seas Partnership co-existence guidelines
To understand the potential impact of implementing the “Encouraging harmonious co-existence of marine renewables projects with other marine uses & interests”, WWF-UK commissioned NEF Consulting to conduct a socio-economic benefits assessment. The benefits assessment was conducted in a number of stages. The guidelines and related material were first reviewed to identify potential outcomes. This then fed into the initial outcomes map which was tested and refined through stakeholder interviews. Interview participants were also asked to provide estimates of impacts in their areas of expertise and these were then incorporated into the model. The benefits were modelled to give a range of potential values, and three different future trend scenarios were assessed.