Manifest 2017

The North Sea Futures Manifest 2017

THE NORTH SEA PRINCIPLES “LIFE BETWEEN MAN-MADE OCEAN STRUCTURES”

 10 Principles for making the North Sea thrive as an ecosystem during the transition from fossil to renewable energy production 

The North Sea Futures Manifest 2017 manifests the challenges and opportunities for action during the current industrialisation and energy transition in the North Sea, and presents 10 principles for making the North Sea thrive as an ecosystem during – and after – the transition from fossil to renewable energy production.

It has been developed through a 6-month consultation process and an International Dialogue Meeting, held on 26th September 2017, in Denmark, involving science, green NGOs and industry representatives and was launched at the occasion of the ongoing review of derogation categories in Decision 98/3 and OSPAR meeting 2018. Its perspective, however, goes beyond this occasion as it addresses the wider challenge of protecting marine ecosystems during the transition and infrastructures development from fossil to renewable energy.

The purpose of launching The North Sea Futures Manifest 2017 is to provide a heads-up for decision makers, scientists and civil society organisations to (re-)consider and discuss how to achieve the most environmentally beneficial results from future offshore installation and decommissioning activities.

We invite you to express your support for the Manifest by sharing it with colleagues and government representatives and by letting the 10 North Sea Principles inspire your own work.