To capture valuable learning from OWEAP, quantifying its impact and assessing its influence on associated policy.
To ensure the OWEAP is successful in tackling the dual challenges of expansion of offshore wind and the protection and enhancement of the marine environment.
HMC provided sector specific expertise to support a two year project to provide the monitoring and evaluation of Defra’s flagship programme on offshore wind, the Offshore Wind Enabling Actions Programme (OWEAP). The aim of OWEAP is to enable the responsible and sustainable growth of offshore wind, recognising its essential contribution to meeting the Government’s climate change commitments, whilst ensuring the protection of our marine environment.
This project aims to capture valuable learning from OWEAP, as a pioneering programme tackling the dual challenges of expansion of offshore wind and the protection and enhancement of the marine environment. It also aims to quantify the impact of OWEAP, including the contribution of evidence from each project, and assess OWEAP’s influence on associated policy at a programme level.
HMC provided technical insight and evaluation support, helping to direct the development of the evaluation framework, including shaping the approach to evaluation and data collection.
HMC supported NERC and the Crown Estate in the development of a Partnership and Opportunity Programme to understand the Ecological Consequences of Offshore...