Stakeholder engagement and promotion

Community Engagement: SmartBay Marine & Renewable Energy Test Site

BlueWise Marine developed a Community Engagement Strategy for the SmartBay Marine & Renewable Energy Test Site and provides the test site’s stakeholders with a framework for engaging with local communities. 

From our experience, we recognise that awareness and understanding of all Test Site activities is essential to develop trust and support with local communities. We believe this can be achieved through clear, open and engaging communication through a variety of channels, on a regular basis. Early community engagement is critical to the success of any marine project and it should be prioritised throughout its lifetime. 

In all aspects of our community engagement activities, we adopt the following values:

Values: Transparency, Inclusivity, Honesty, Openness, Accountability, Accessibility, Respect

Scope of Work

BlueWise Marine supports the SmartBay Marine & Renewable Energy Test Site through the provision of the following community engagement services:

  • Coordination of public consultation events
  • Coordination of community initiatives with local stakeholders
  • Coordination of education initiatives with local primary & post primary schools
  • Communication strategy development and delivery
  • Facilitation of a Community Information Point
  • Stakeholder Mapping
  • Digital and traditional marketing
  • Website content development and management
  • Social media marketing
  • Event coordination