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POLICY BRIEF Assessment on the added value of Marine Multi-Use within UNITED pilots.

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English

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1-3 hours
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20+

Is Marine Multi-Use (MU) worth it? The objective of the economic assessment, of UNITED pilots, was: When assessing the viability of marine MU options, one needs to evaluate the trade-offs associated with each option against their potential single-use alternatives. Special attention needs to be paid to the consideration of all significant relevant impacts, including those that affect other marine users (the so called in economics externalities) and that may be of a positive, such as marine habitat creation, or a negative character, such

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Germany: combination of blue mussels and seaweed cultivation with offshore wind energy Belgium: flat oyster aquaculture, restoration, and seaweed cultivation with offshore wind energy Denmark: tourism with offshore wind energy Greece: fish-aquaculture with tourism UNITED has performed an economic impact assessment of MU under the context of four different pilot projects: The findings for the pilots introduce a series of positive environmental, economic and social impacts of MU. Thus, highlighting that MU is likely to deliver economic benefits of greater magnitude than the single-use options alternatives.

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Ma n u e l L a g o and Y o u s s e f Z a it e r -
Ecologic, Acteon
manuel.lago@ecologic.eu

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Assessment on the added value of Marine Multi-Use within UNITED pilots.

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