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We are living in a digital age, yet it seems too many of us are letting valuable data slip through our fingers.
Growing demand for offshore wind projects means new pressures on the industry. In the first of a new series of insights, RPS’ Alun Williams, who has been in the industry since its beginnings in Europe, talks about what he sees as one of the most important solutions to these issues. We’ll also explore some examples in the video below.
With the Australian offshore wind industry in its infancy, it’s important we establish some fundamentals at the outset. We can do that – in part – if we look a little further offshore.
Nature-based solutions (NbS) harness the power of nature to deliver affordable and scalable action in the fight against climate change. But how easy is it to balance biodiversity, conservation, development and growth? Are we set up to utilise NbS to get the much-needed benefits they offer?
We brought together four technical specialists from different specialisms to discuss the barriers and enablers to nature-based solutions and share some of their expertise on this important conversation.
Natural Hazards, Climate Change, and Coastal Impacts
Coastal communities are threatened by natural hazards including coastal storms, water inundation, marine debris and tsunamis, in addition to population growth, overdevelopment, and loss of natural resources. Additionally, climate change exacerbates the effects of many of the natural hazards by impacting the sea level and increasing the intensity and frequency of extreme events.
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) involves capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from point source emitters transporting the CO2 and storing it in underground reservoirs, also known as geological sequestration. In CCS projects, the largest source of uncertainty is storage. To manage this uncertainty, there are several factors to consider.