Task #7548

Project WP #654: WP6 - Supporting Blue Economy: VREs Development [Months: 1-30]

Project Task #656: T6.2 Strategic Investment analysis and Scientific Planning/Alerting VRE [Months: 1-30]

Project Activity #1633: Blue Economy VRE#2 Software Implementation, Integration and Deployment (Stage 2)

Task #1948: Design and implement algorithms for investment opportunity evaluation

Define factors that prevent the construction of an aquafarm in an area

Added by Dimitris Katris over 2 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:Mar 01, 2017
Priority:NormalDue date:Aug 31, 2017
Assignee:Charalampos Dimitrakopoulos% Done:


Duration: 132


Unreachable areas
Marine protected areas
Areas that an aquafarm already exists
Other legislation or environmental related issues


#1 Updated by Charalampos Dimitrakopoulos over 2 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress

Ideas for preventive parameters

Geographical Parameter
* Too far from the nearest port (depends on the size of the port, if it is public port >50km, if not it can be >50m)
* Too close to nearest city (distance > 50km)
* Too close to land (distance > 50m)
* Too far from nearest city / port
* Closest island should be able to be included in a rectangular shape (square is also an acceptable rectangular shape) of at least 20.000 square meters surface area with every side adjacent to at least one island's edge to provide safety to the aqua farmer in case of an emergency.
* Sea depth (indicative depth > 30m)
* Elevation level (=0 we are only evaluating aqua farms in the sea water)
* Away from liners' routes (public transport route avoidance) (the route can be as close as 500m in some cases but not closer)

Enviromental Parameters
* Quality of oxygen, temperature, salinity and other parameters used by production model
* Currents speed maximum to establish a safe Aqua Farm installation (the maximum speed should be the all year maximum)

Marine protected areas / Tourist attraction location
* Yes / No
* Away from tourist beaches (Visible from human eye ~ >50km)

Αreas that another aquafarm already exists
* Not closer than 400m

Other legislation or environmental related issues
* Areas were fishing / cultivating is prohibited for any period of the calendar year should be removed from the candidates list)

#2 Updated by Dimitris Katris almost 2 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • Infrastructure Development added

The geoanalytics functions will also consider the report http://www.fao.org/3/a-i6834e.pdf that define multiple factors that define site selection.

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