Methodology for Integrated Socio-economic Assessment of Multi-use Offshore Platforms.
Book chapter, 2017

This chapter presents the methodology employed for the Integrated Socio-Economic Assessment (MISEA) of different designs of Multi-Use Offshore Platforms (MUOPs). The methodology allows for the identification, the valuation and the assessment of the potential impacts and their magnitude. The analysis considers a number of feasible designs of MUOP investments, and the likely responses of those impacted by the investment project. The approach provides decision-makers with a valuable tool to assess whether a MUOP project increases the overall social welfare and hence should be undertaken. This is performed under alternative specifications regarding platform design, the discount rate and the stream of net benefits, if a Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) is to be followed or a sensitivity analysis of selected criteria in a Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA) framework. Themethodology can support the implementation of policies aiming at achieving a good environmental status of the EU’s marine waters and the protection of the resource base upon which marine-related economic and social activities depend.

Multi use offshore platforms

Ecosystem services

Life cycle assessment

Marine spatial planning

Socio-economic assessment

Cost-benefit analysis

Risk analysis

Monte Carlo


Multicriteria decision analysis


P. Koundouri

O.G. Dávila

V. Babalos

I. Anastasiou

A. Antypas

N. Kourogenis

A. Mousoulides

M. Mousoulides

M. Stithou

A. Xepapadeas

B. Zanuttigh

F. Zagonari

M.A. Lange

C. Jimenez

Lars Rosen

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics

Andreas Lindhe

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics

Jenny Norrman

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Geology and Geotechnics

T. Söderqvist

D. Troianos

A. Frentzos

Y. Krontira

P.D. Simal

R. Guanche

M. de Bel

W. He

S. Kabdasali

N. Elginoz

T. Bagci

B. Bas

M. Cantu

M. Masotti

R. Suffredini

In: Koundouri P. (eds) The Ocean of Tomorrow. Environment & Policy, vol 56. Springer, Cham

978-3-319-55770-0 (ISBN)

Driving Forces

Sustainable development

Innovation and entrepreneurship

Areas of Advance

Building Futures (2010-2018)


Subject Categories

Civil Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Economics and Business

Earth and Related Environmental Sciences



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