EVALUATION

Pitch

VIMS (Visual Impact Maps) are series of Maps predicting the Visual Impact in offshore WFs. VIMS have been created to be included in optimisation models. VIMS define a visual impact cost as a constraint function to be minimised

Summary

The R&D Group EGICAD is experienced in the study and development of methodology and technology related to Visual Impact.


One of our latest results is focused in off-shore Wind Farms.


We can apply our methodology to offshore areas at a regional level


The result are the aforementioned VIMS (Visual IMpact Map Series).


VIMs are conceived  to be included into optimisation models. We do not work in the field of optimisation. Thus, a possible participation in Blue Deal would involve i) the creation of the VIMs and ii) the co-ordination with the optimisation team in charge of obtaining the optimised layouts


Conditions in time and funds would need to be agreed



Idea

Visual Impact can be predicted following some postulates.


Visual Impact and Landscape integration are related but clearly different things. We are limiting this proposal only to Visual Impact Assessment.


Social answers are unpredictable (in our opinion). VIMs is not focused in this particular issue.

Impact

Our proposal can contribute to

- OBJETIVIZE the problem (the visual impact minimisation)

- EXPLAIN THE POPULATION THE SENSITIVITY WITH THE LANSCAPE/VISUAL IMPACT

- HELP TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS IN THE PROBLEM OF SITING OFFSHORE WINDFARMS


BUT: THE SYSTEM DOES NOT MIRACLES. VISULA INTRUSSION IS ALWAYS PRODUCED AND SOCIAL ACCEPTATION IS NEVER GUARANTEED.

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