Blue Growth – OREF Open Meeting 1st March 2022


Is Ocean Energy about to transform future property rights at sea?”

OREF held an online meeting on Tuesday 1st March where Dr Sandy Kerr Director of Heriot-Watt University’s International Centre for Island Technology discussed how the rapid expansion of offshore wind energy and other marine industries might lead to a transformation in ocean rights, and who has access to sea space.  Using the example of land and how industrialisation redistributed land rights; possible future scenarios for our sea’s were considered.