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JOCET 2018 Vol.6(2): 171-177 ISSN: 1793-821X
DOI: 10.18178/JOCET.2018.6.2.455

Ecological Risk Assessment Approach of Offshore Macro-engineering Project Based on US Environmental Protection Agency Framework

Zijian Guo, Yuexin Zhang, Yun Peng, and Wenyuan Wang
Abstract—Offshore macro-engineering project plays an important role in promoting regional economic development. Macro-engineering projects are marked by high investment, long duration, adverse environmental condition, and high difficulty in estimating impacts in ecology. As an important component of environment risk assessment in the stage of feasible study before construction, ecology risk assessment is required in accordance with Chinese laws. However, critical assessing frameworks have not been established yet in China. Additionally, the shortage of characteristic data is another dilemma in marine ecosystem research. Therefore, in this paper, the US Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) framework is adopted for ecological risk assessment and statistical method is used to estimate the data distribution according to the finite sample. Finally, a case study of Bohai Strait Channel project is analyzed with USEPA framework.

Index Terms—Marco-engineering project, USEPA framework, ecological risk assessment, offshore engineering.

The authors are with the Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, 116024 China (e-mail: zjguo@dlut.edu.cn, cindych1217@mail.dlut.edu.cn, yun_peng@dlut.edu.cn, wangwenyuan@dlut.edu.cn).

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Cite:Zijian Guo, Yuexin Zhang, Yun Peng, and Wenyuan Wang, "Ecological Risk Assessment Approach of Offshore Macro-engineering Project Based on US Environmental Protection Agency Framework," Journal of Clean Energy Technologies vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 171-177, 2018.

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