The data from the geophysical surveys conducted by GEOxyz in the Princess Elizabeth Zone (PEZ) in 2022 have been integrated into a digital database. The database, initiated by the Belgian Government (FOD Economie), houses invaluable data from multiple sources, including GEOxyz, and will allow to plan and optimize offshore wind projects in the area.
Belgium's ambitious objective of generating an additional production of 5.8GW of offshore wind capacity in the Belgian part of the North Sea by 2030 heavily relies on key projects such as the Princess Elisabeth Zone. Expected to contribute between 3.15GW to 3.5GW to this target, the PEZ holds great significance in achieving Belgium’s offshore wind goals.
The digital database contains a wealth of information derived from multiple surveys that have provided accurate insights into the unique characteristics of the PEZ, enabling a better understanding of the offshore wind energy potential in the area.
The database offers access to a variety of useful links, including a GIS webviewer. Users can explore relevant spatial data layers, such as MBES- and SSS-data, and gain valuable insights into the offshore wind energy potential of the PEZ. This functionality empowers wind farm developers and stakeholders to make informed decisions and optimize their strategies for offshore wind development in the area.
Our Survey and DataLAB team at GEOxyz gathered, processed and analyzed the geophysical data for the Southern part of the PEZ, and we're excited to see the results publicly available in the digital database.