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Energy Islands in Denmark – nature and the environment

The first ship has set out into the North Sea to map the seabed. The establishment of the future energy island must take place with the greatest possible respect for nature and the environment. 

Would you like to join the ship on its first trip into the North Sea? Watch the movie below and follow the activities as we progress.

On 3 May the ship Relume set out to conduct thorough investigations of the seabed. Follow their preparations and join the ship as it heads towards the coming energy island in the North Sea.
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Two special-purpose vessels are scanning a vast area of the North Sea to provide accurate imaging of the seabed – and what lies beneath it. The seabed under the future energy island and a series of new offshore wind turbines is being mapped.
The vessels survey
  • What the sea depth in the area is – 20, 30, 50 metres?

  • What the seabed consists of – solid ground, soft ground, rocky ground?

  • Whether the seabed is stable – sand migrations or mobile seabed?

  • Whether the seabed is already home to other things – shipwrecks, naval mines, existing pipelines, animal habitats? 
Facts
  • The environment and nature studies are expected to start in autumn 2021.
  • Factors will be investigated separately for the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, as the conditions are different.
  • The geophysical conditions in the North Sea are currently being mapped. The seabed and soil layers are being examined, with the aim of describing how foundations for wind turbines and the like can be established with minimal environmental impact.
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Energinet conducts preliminary studies at sea at the coming energy islands, among other things to take care of the marine environment.

But how is the Danish marine environment actually doing, and what is being done to improve it?

Read more here.