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Establishing the Resilience of a Coastal-marine Social-ecological System to the Installation of Offshore Wind Farms

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dc.contributor.author Burkhard, Benjamin
dc.contributor.author Gee, Kira
dc.date.accessioned 2013-01-10T16:45:52Z
dc.date.available 2013-01-10T16:45:52Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/8684
dc.description.abstract "Offshore wind farming is a contentious new form of sea use and a prominent driver of change across Europe. Drawing on the results of the research program Zukunft Küste - Coastal Futures, this contribution considers the resilience of the social-ecological system to the introduction of offshore wind farming in a northern German case study region. We do so by focusing on regime shifts and cross-scale effects, described through the concepts of adaptive cycles and ecosystem services. Offshore wind farming is shown to lead to a potential slow regime shift in the marine ecosystem, as well as a more rapid regime shift in the seascape. These shifts lead to changes in the available ecosystem services and conflicts between new and traditional sea and seascape values. We then explore the impact of these changes on the socioeconomic system on the coast. Against the background of the system’s current state and constraints, we argue this impact could be creative and innovative, but this trajectory depends on an internal socio-political shift and willingness to change." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject culture en_US
dc.subject environmental services en_US
dc.subject regimes en_US
dc.subject social-ecological systems en_US
dc.title Establishing the Resilience of a Coastal-marine Social-ecological System to the Installation of Offshore Wind Farms en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Germany en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 17 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 4 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth December en_US


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