A series of technical, topic specific Information Notes aimed at the wave and tidal stream sector have now been published. These have been collaboratively produced by the Welsh Government Science and Evidence Advisory Group and coordinated by ORJIP Ocean Energy to provide a shared understanding of how the best available science and evidence is applied to support consenting in Wales.
The ambition is for the Information Notes to facilitate early discussions between applications and Natural Resources Wales, support marine licence applications and any potential monitoring and mitigation activities to ensure these are robust, proportionate and focused on the most significant potential impacts and interactions between the marine environment and marine renewable energy projects.
The Information Notes do not reflect a legal position and should not be interpreted in this way. This series of Information Notes is intended to communicate the current perspectives of a range of stakeholders involved with the marine renewable energy industry in Wales on various consenting issues. These perspectives may change as and when new evidence and information becomes available.