Boon, A.

Name: Arjen Boon
Background: Researcher
Organization: Deltares
Department: Coastal and Marine Unit
Interest: Benthic ecology, marine renewables, underwater noise, system effects, monitoring, statistics
Country: Netherlands

About Me:

Arjen Boon Ph.D. is a senior researcher / consultant in the unit Marine and Coastal Systems of Deltares. He is a marine ecologist with a 20 year professional background in fundamental and applied marine ecological research and in consulting for marine policy development. His ecological expert disciplines are benthic ecology, pelagic (process) ecology and ecosystems ecology. He has also well-developed skills in consulting for marine policy, ecosystem impact and risk assessments, and scientific integration and evaluation. He has worked for research institutes in the Netherlands (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (now IMARES)). He has an extensive and in-depth knowledge of process-related ecosystem dynamics and ecological effect relationships regarding the building of offshore wind farms and coastal management. Currently, at Deltares he is responsible for the evaluation of scientific monitoring programs (mostly for coastal nourishments and extractions, and offshore wind farms), for indicator development at national and European level (WFD, MSFD) and for the development and application of the integrated oceanographic and biological knowledge in the shallow coastal environment. Recently, he has been involved in various European projects on the development of an operational MAES marine typology (for the EEA) and developing guidance in EU DG ENV projects on the implementation of the MSFD (integration of spatial scales, connectivity of marine protected networks, linking MAES to the MSFD).

Affiliated Marine and Wind Energy Environmental Documents

Total results: 11
Title Author Date Content Type Technology Stressor Receptor
Benthic effects of offshore renewables: identification of knowledge gaps and urgently needed research Dannheim, J., Bergström, L., Birchenough, S. Journal Article Marine Energy, Wind Energy Invertebrates
Marine stepping‐stones: Connectivity of Mytilus edulis populations between offshore energy installations Coolen, J., Boon, A., Crooijmans, R. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change Invertebrates
Assessment of system effects of large-scale implementation of offshore wind in the southern North Sea Boon, A., Caires, S., Wijnant, I. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind, Floating Offshore Wind Changes in Flow, Habitat Change Physical Environment
Predicting bird collisions with wind turbines: Comparison of the new empirical Flux Collision Model with the SOSS Band model Kleyheeg-Hartman, J., Krijgsveld, K., Collier, M. Journal Article Wind Energy, Land-Based Wind Collision Birds
Environmental benefits of leaving offshore infrastructure in the ocean Fowler, A., Jørgensen, A., Svendsen, J. Journal Article Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Habitat Change
RECON: Reef effect structures in the North Sea, islands or connections? Summary Report Coolen, J., van der Weide, B., Cuperus, J. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Attraction, Habitat Change Fish, Invertebrates, Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Turning Off the DRIP ('Data-Rich, Information-Poor') - Rationalising Monitoring with a Focus on Marine Renewable Energy Developments and the Benthos Wilding, T., Gill, A., Boon, A. Journal Article Marine Energy Invertebrates, Ecosystem Processes
A methodological update of the Framework for the Appropriate Assessment of the ecological effects of Offshore Windfarms at the Dutch Continental Shelf Boon, A., Dirksen, S., Leopold, M. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Human Dimensions
Prevention of the ecological effects of offshore windfarms in licensing and spatial planning - an overview Boon, A. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind
Monitoring and Research Shortlist Offshore Wind - Knowledge advancements and follow up Boon, A. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Noise Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Fish, Birds
Monitoring and Researching Ecological Effects of Dutch Offshore Wind Farms Boon, A., ter Hofstede, R., Klok, C. Report Wind Energy, Fixed Offshore Wind Marine Mammals, Human Dimensions, Fish, Birds, Bats