Environmental Aspects of Offshore Wind Energy

The 17th Kieler Marktplatz, which took place on July 5 on the subject "Environmental Aspects of Offshore Wind Energy", was embedded in the International Scientific Conference "Advances in Integrated Ocean Research to Sustainable Development" which was held in Kiel from 3 – 6 July with financial support of the DAAD and the Herz-Stiftung.


In addition to the international guests, the members of the Cluster of Excellence and the Maritime Cluster of Northern Germany were offered an exciting thematic mix in the offshore wind sector. The contributions of the evening focused on the interaction of offshore wind farms and the marine environment, how can sea mammals be protected from noise, what does the approval procedure for offshore wind parks look like, which impacts have marine sediments and marine ammunition loads on the foundation and about funding and risk assessment of offshore wind parks.
On these topics, the speakers from industry, SMEs, licensing authorities, financial institutions and from the Ministry of Energy, Agriculture, Environment, Nature and Digitization provided the participants with a comprehensive insight and presented relations and influencing variables, which were further discussed at the subsequent "snacks-n-chat".

Because of the international audience, the language of the evening was English.

Program (pdf)


Whales´PAL: Innovative Acoustic Device to reduce Anthropogenic Impact
Prof. Dr. Boris Culik, F³: Forschung . Fakten . Fantasie

Financing of an Offshore Windfarm – Risk management
Dr. Jörg Böttcher, HSH Nordbank AG

The German Program on Underwater Munitions: An Introduction with Regard to National Offshore Projects
Claus Böttcher, Ministry for Energy, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitisation Schleswig-Holstein