The UK is the current global leader in offshore wind with 10.4 gigawatts (GW) installed and a commitment to increase capacity to 50 GW by 2030. There is also a drive to dramatically cut the approval times for new offshore wind farms from four years to one year.

However, decarbonizing the UK energy supply through the increased implementation of offshore wind requires an understanding on the nexus of trade-offs between climate change and multiple uses of marine natural resources (energy extraction, fisheries, and marine protected areas).

This project will work with renewable industry and policy bodies to enable evidence-based, informed actions to improve decision making when balancing environmental, social, and economic impacts and ensuring marine net gain, as part of national policy assessments.