GC066:
Renewable Energy:  Marine and Hydrokinetic





Session ID#: 23586

Session Description:
This session will focus on the science, technology, and policy issues of renewable energy with a special focus on marine, wave, current, and tidal energy conversion for electric utilities. Studies focusing on environmental effects of marine hydrokinetic energy devices (e.g., acoustic and electromagnetic influences on aquatic and benthic species, altered hydrodynamics, water quality, and sediment transport, or changes to currents, wave regimes, and tidal ranges), ocean thermal energy conversion, environmental monitoring, device-performance evaluation, resource assessment, grid integration, characterization of potential energy, forecasting on multiple time scales, impacts of energy extraction, system planning, risk evaluation, and uncertainty are all of interest. Studies in riverine environments and of wave-energy converters are also appropriate. The field of renewable energy is growing with multi-disciplinary approaches welcomed and encouraged.  International and early career researchers are particularly invited to submit. This session is coordinated with the other two sessions on Renewable Energy: Wind and Solar.
Primary Convener:  Elizabeth C Weatherhead, University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Scott C James, Baylor University, Geosciences and Mechanical Engineering, Waco, TX, United States, Maria L Beninati, Mechanical Engineering, Lewisberg, PA, United States and Martin Wosnik, University of New Hampshire Main Campus, Mechanical Engineering, Durham, NH, United States
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, Hydrology, and Public Affairs

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • H - Hydrology
  • PA - Public Affairs
Index Terms:

1630 Impacts of global change [GLOBAL CHANGE]
1635 Oceans [GLOBAL CHANGE]
3307 Boundary layer processes [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
4546 Nearshore processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Scott C James, Baylor University, Geosciences and Mechanical Engineering, Waco, TX, United States, Yushan Zhang, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Notre Dame, IN, United States and Fearghal O'Donncha, IBM Research - Ireland, Cognitive IoT, Dublin, Ireland
Anton V Kulchitsky1, Jerome Johnson2, Jeremy Kasper2 and Paul Xavier Duvoy2, (1)Bedford, NH, United States, (2)University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK, United States
Fearghal O'Donncha, IBM Research - Ireland, Cognitive IoT, Dublin, Ireland, Yushan Zhang, University of Notre Dame, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Notre Dame, IN, United States and Scott C James, Baylor University, Geosciences and Mechanical Engineering, Waco, TX, United States
Mirko Musa1, Michael Heisel1, Craig Hill2 and Michele Guala3, (1)University of Minnesota, Civil Engineering, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Minneapolis, MN, United States, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, Mechanical Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Civil, Environmental and Geo-Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Leiph A Preston, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Alton Patrick Daley Jr, University of the West Indies Mona, Physics, Kingston, Jamaica, Jean-François Marc Dorville, University of the West Indies Mona, Kingston, Jamaica and Michael A Taylor, Univ West Indies, Kingston, Jamaica