- Develop and promote the use of validated models and guidelines as a tool for enhanced societal engagement. Further, it should also demonstrate how participatory processes can enhance value creation and achieve higher social acceptability of wind energy;
- Assess through validated models how wind turbines impact the local environment (noise, impact on soil or sea beds, visual effect, effects on animal life and other species). In addition, it should also assess, if applicable, how offshore wind turbines (and fixed or floating substructures) impact the local marine environment (currents, waves, upwelling, and sediment transport). Finally, it should help to identify the best areas for deployment and to develop new designs and / or enhanced control strategies of wind turbines to address potential impacts;
- Develop a forum where regulators, industry, and local communities can exchange information and provide input to one another. Further, it should also identify the effect that the implemented models have on promoting wind energy;
- Address how the impact of different wind energy innovations and applications (onshore, offshore, floati ng, and airborne) is seen by the general public and the local actors.
- public bodies (entities established as a public body under national law, including local, regional or national authorities) or international organizations; and
- cases where the individual requested grant amount is not more than EUR 60,000 (lowvalu e grant).
- Develop and promote the use of modeling tools and objective holistic assessment metrics for realistic in-depth analysis of cumulative impacts of wind installations on the environment and on local communities;
- Develop guidelines to enhance energy citizenship of (onshore or offshore) wind energy and farms, promoting a harmonious co-existence between the local population, other sectors (eg fishing communities, tourism) and the wind farms;
- Realizes outreach activities to promote social awareness and engagement on wind energy, and develop guidelines for participatory processes in wind farm development to reach interactive and mutually value-enhancing outcomes;
- Facilitate both the identification of future areas for deployment, notably of offshore wind farms, and the consenting process.
- the Member States of the European Union, including their outermost regions;
- the Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs) linked to the Member States;
- eligible non-EU countries:
- countries associated to Horizon Europe;
- low- and middle-income countries.
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