Disaggregating the SWOT Analysis of Marine Renewable Energies

Article by Unisiena Ecodynamics Group

It was published in December 2018 on the scientific journal “Frontiers in Energy Research” the scientific article written jointly by members of Ecodynamics Groups from Unisiena and other Italian and European authors.
The article started from the assumption that energy transitions require strategic plans that minimize inefficiencies and maximize energy production in a sustainable way. This aspect is fundamental in the case of innovative technologies based on marine renewable energies. Marine renewable energies involve problems and advantages which imply a reconceptualization of marine space and its management. Through an holistic SWOT analysis the main strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats are highlighted in this paper, considering social, economic, legal, technological, and environmental dimensions. Recalling Maestrale project outputs the article underlined that "the results from a questionnaire designed to measure the social acceptance of citizens and a participatory approach through meetings attended by key stakeholders and experts in the field of MRE in the Tuscany region".

A very good success for Maestrale project, that is building a remarkable reputation as source for scientific information!
Read the full article here: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fenrg.2018.00138/full