Seascape Effects by Wind Turbine — 15km

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Seascape effects of wind turbines up to 15km from shoreline are downloadable as GIS shapefiles. SEAI commissioned a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), completed in 2010, to inform policy-making in the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP). One set of SEA evaluations was seascape assessments. In 2014 the OREDP was published. (References to both reports below).A zipped collection of shapefiles in spatial reference system WGS 84 (EPSG:4326) is downloadable below. The shapefiles assign category values of seascape effects around the Irish coast (excl. N. Ireland). Appendices in SEA Volume 4 describe these category values in detail (reference below). All SEA volumes are accessible by using the search bar in SEAI's website (http://www.seai.ie).The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers wind-energy data in its Wind Atlas, a digital map of Ireland's wind energy resource (http://gis.seai.ie/wind). SEAI's wind-energy datasets assist wind energy planners, developers and policy makers. References SEA Environmental Report Volume 1: Non-Technical Summary. October 2010. https://seaiopendata.blob.core.windows.net/wind/OREDP-SEA-ER-Volume-1-Non-Technical-Summary.pdfSEA Environmental Report Volume 4: Appendices. October 2010. https://seaiopendata.blob.core.windows.net/wind/OREDP-SEA-ER-Volume-4-Appendices.pdfOffshore Renewable Energy Development Plan — A Framework for the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Offshore Renewable Energy Resource. February 2014. https://assets.gov.ie/27215/2bc3cb73b6474beebbe810e88f49d1d4.pdf

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Resource: Seascape effects at 15km in WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)

URL: https://seaiopendata.blob.core.windows.net/wind/Seascape_Effects_Wind_Turbine_15km_EPSG4326.zip

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