Seascape Effects by Wind Turbines — 5km

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Seascape effects of wind turbines up to 5km 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 volumes of the SEA are accessible by using the search bar in SEAI's website ( The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) offers wind-energy data in its Wind Atlas, a digital map of Ireland's wind energy resource ( SEAI's wind-energy datasets assist wind energy planners, developers and policy makers. References SEA Environmental Report Volume 1: Non-Technical Summary. October 2010. Environmental Report Volume 4: Appendices. October 2010. Renewable Energy Development Plan — A Framework for the Sustainable Development of Ireland's Offshore Renewable Energy Resource. February 2014.

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Seascape effects at 5km in WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Webpage of SEAI Wind Atlas

Data Resource Preview - Seascape effects at 5km in WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)

Data Owner Email
Theme Energy
Date released 2010-10-31
Rights notes Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-11.5, 50.5],[-11.5, 56.5], [-5.5, 56.5], [-5.5, 50.5], [-11.5, 50.5]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Provenance information Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) in the Republic of Ireland. An Environmental Report commissioned by the SEAI and completed October 2010.