Offshore Wind Power Investigation in the UK

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  • Secondary
United Kingdom

In this task you will investigate where the best place to locate an offshore wind farm is. This task will involve accessing layers already available in AGOL with those downloaded from other sources as well as using information from industry. With an increasing demand for power energy security is an ever increasing issue. Power that comes from renewable energy is important as it can ensure domestic supplies as well as decreasing the carbon emissions linked to some other energy resources. The UK government have committed to increasing its energy from renewables. This task looks into the problem of locating offshore wind farms. What factors do you need to task in to account?

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