CD011:
Ocean Renewable Energy: Resource Characterization, Environmental Impacts, and Societal Interactions


Session ID#: 24443

Session Description:
The ocean represents a vast and largely untapped renewable energy resource that could be harnessed to support sustainable development while reducing carbon emissions. However, much research is required within the oceanographic community, in collaboration with other disciplines, to characterize ocean resources, and to assess the environmental impacts of ocean renewable energy systems. This session seeks contributions spanning a broad range of topics related to ocean renewable energy (offshore wind, wave, ocean current, tidal) research such as resource assessment, instrumentation, feedbacks between power extraction and the resource, and optimization at array or regional scales.

Contributions regarding potential environmental impacts (physical/biological), and societal interactions (e.g., social acceptance) are also invited. For instance, research methods, plans, and results from global investigations into field techniques, statistical modeling, and integrative mapping used to assess the impacts of offshore renewable energy system on presence, distribution, migration, dispersal, and/or abundance of marine species at local and regional scales. We also invite reports of research into the potential or existing effects such as the presence of artificial habitat, noise, electromagnetic field emission, and species barrier or displacement, at specific sites in the marine environment.

Primary Chair:  M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States
Co-chairs:  Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States
Index Terms:

4247 Marine meteorology [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4534 Hydrodynamic modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4560 Surface waves and tides [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
4815 Ecosystems, structure, dynamics, and modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL]
Cross-Topics:
  • EP - Ecology and Physical Interactions
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Matt James Lewis1, Peter E Robins1, Michael Togneri2, Matthew Allmark3, Ian Masters2, Tim Ebdon3, Concha Márquez Dominguez4, James McNaughton5, Tim O'Doherty3, Daphne O'Doherty6 and Simon P Neill7, (1)Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom, (2)Swansea University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (3)Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (4)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor, United Kingdom, (5)EDF Electricité de France, Paris, France, (6)University of South Wales, United Kingdom, (7)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom
Grace Chang1, Craig Jones1 and Jesse Roberts2, (1)Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM, United States
Maricarmen Andrea Guerra, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States and Jim Thomson, Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Justine McMillan, Rockland Scientific Inc, Canada and Alex E Hay, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Monique LaFrance Bartley1, John W King1, Chris Roman1, Paul English2 and Anwar A Khan3, (1)University of Rhode Island, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Fugro GB Marine Limited, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, (3)HDR, Inc., Athens, AL, United States
Teresita Scheuch1, María Magdalena Barros Alcalde2, Cristian R Escauriaza1, Leandro Suarez3 and Christopher Michael Aiken2, (1)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, (2)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile, (3)MERIC, Chile
Sida He, Pin Lyu, Zixuan Yang and Lian Shen, University of Minnesota, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Felipe Lucero, MERIC - Marine Energy Research & Innovation Center, Santiago, Chile and Rodrigo Cienfuegos, Escuela de Ingeniería, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile; Centro Nacional para la Gestion Integrada de Desastres Naturales, CIGIDEN, Santiago, Chile
James Henry Miller1, Gopu R. Potty1, Ying-tsong Lin2, Arthur E Newhall3, Kathleen J. Vigness-Raposa4, Adam S. Frankel4, Jennifer Amaral4 and Tim Mason5, (1)University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (4)Marine Acoustics, Inc., 2 Corporate Place, Suite 105, Middletown, RI, United States, (5)Subacoustech Environmental Ltd., Chase Mill, Winchester Road, Bishops Waltham, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Dirk Rijnsdorp, University of Western Australia, WA, Australia, Jeff Hansen, The University of Western Australia, Crawley, Australia and Ryan Lowe, The University of Western Australia, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies, Australia
Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, Bevan R Wray, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom and Matt James Lewis, Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom
Deniz Velioglu Sogut, Stony Brook University, Civil Engineering, Stony Brook, NY, United States, Ali Farhadzadeh, Stony Brook University, Civil Engineering and School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook, NY, United States and M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States
Colleen Wilson and Alex E Hay, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
Alejandro Jose Souza, CINVESTAV-IPN, Marine Resources, Merida, Mexico, Ismael Marino-Tapia, CINVESTAV-IPN, Rec. del Mar, MERIDA, Mexico and Rodolfo Silva, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Instituto de Ingeniería, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Larissa Schultze, Lucas Merckelbach and Jeff R Carpenter, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
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, Fearghal O'Donncha, IBM Research - Ireland, Cognitive IoT, Dublin, Ireland and Vincent Lonij, IBM Ireland, Cognitive Datascience, Dublin, Ireland
Cassidy Marie Gonzalez-Morabito, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Kristen M Thyng, Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States and Simon Wolfgang Funke, Simula Research Laboratory, Oslo, Norway
Fadia Ticona Rollano1, H Tuba Ozkan-Haller1, Jim Thomson2, Merrick C Haller1, Ashley Nicole Ellenson1 and Adam Brown2, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Jennifer M Ayers, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific, San Diego, CA, United States
Cecilia Enriquez1, Oscar Reyes Sr2, Vanesa Papiol2, Etzaguery Marin-Coria3, Xavier Chiappa2, Rodolfo Silva4 and "Scientific Team of Salinity Gradients in CEMIE-Oceano", (1)UNAM, Faculty of Science, Sisal, Mexico, (2)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Merida, Mexico, (3)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico, (4)National Autonomous University of Mexico, Instituto de Ingeniería, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico
Andrea E Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States and Genevra Harker-Klimes, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Seattle, WA, United States
Daniel Potter, Suzana Ilic and Andrew Folkard, Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Alice GowardBrown1, Simon P Neill2, Matt James Lewis3 and Peter E Robins3, (1)Bangor University, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom, (2)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, (3)Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom
Michael Togneri1, Ian Masters1, Dale Jones2, Simon P Neill3, Matt James Lewis4, Marco Piano3 and Sophie Ward3, (1)Swansea University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (2)Swansea University, United Kingdom, (3)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, (4)Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom
Alexandra C Muscalus, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Atlanta, GA, United States, Kevin A Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States and Levi Kilcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States
Joseph F Brodie1, Rich Dunk2, Gregory N Seroka3, Travis N Miles1, Joshua L Coupe4, Louis Anthony Bowers1, Charles Sage Lichtenwalner1, Hugh Roarty1, Michael F Crowley1, Laura J Nazzaro1, Josh T Kohut1 and Scott M Glenn1, (1)Rutgers University, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, (2)AquaWind, LLC, Little Egg Harbor Twp, NJ, United States, (3)NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Ocean Prediction Center, College Park, MD, United States, (4)Rutgers University, Environmental Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Guiomar Lopez1, Anne-Claire Bennis1, Yves Barbin2, Laurent Benoit1, Rémi Cambra3, Daniel C Conley4, Thomas Helzel5, Jean-Louis Lagarde1, Louis Marie6, Laurent Perez1, Sebastien Smet7 and Lucy Wyatt8, (1)University of Caen, Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière (M2C), Caen, France, (2)Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie (MIO), CNRS-IRD-Université Toulon-Université Aix-Marseille, Toulon, France, (3)France Energies Marines, Plouzane, France, (4)Plymouth University, School of Biological and Marine Sciences, Plymouth, United Kingdom, (5)Helzel Messtechnik GmbH, Kaltenkirchen, Germany, (6)IFREMER, Laboratoire d'Oceanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), Brest, France, (7)Actimar, Brest, France, (8)University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
Seongho Ahn, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States, Kevin A Haas, Georgia Institute of Technology, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Atlanta, GA, United States and Vincent S Neary, Oak Ridge National Laborartory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Karina Andrea Soto Rivas1,2, David H Richter3 and Cristian R Escauriaza2, (1)University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN, United States, (2)Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile, (3)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States
Molly Elissa Grear, University of Washington Seattle, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Seattle, WA, United States and Michael R Motley, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
Anne-claire Bennis, Université de Caen Normandie, Caen, France, Bailly du Bois Pascal, IRSN, Laboratoire de Radioprotection de Cherbourg (LRC), Cherbourg, France, Franck Dumas, SHOM, HOM/REC, Brest, France, Adong Feddy, Université de Caen Normandie, Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière (M2C), Caen, France, Jean-Francois Filipot, France Energies Marines, Brest, France and Cyril Lathuilière, Service Hydrographique et Océanographique de la Marine, Division HOM, Brest, France
Stephen Lockhart, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, United States and Lindsay L Dubbs, UNC Coastal Studies Institute, Wanchese, NC, United States
Anwar A Khan1, James Elliot2 and Dennis Gallien2, (1)HDR, Inc., Athens, AL, United States, (2)HDR EOC, Inc., Athens, AL, United States
Leandro Suarez, MERIC, Chile and Cristian R Escauriaza, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Boma Kresning1, M Reza Hashemi1, Simon P Neill2 and Huijie Xue3, (1)University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, (3)University of Maine, Orono, ME, United States
Göran Broström1, Sam Fredriksson1 and Håkan Nilsson2, (1)University of Gothenburg, Department of Marine Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden, (2)Chalmers University of Technology, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Gothenburg, Sweden
Levi Kilcher1, Zhaoqing Yang2, Sean Anderton3 and Nathan Johnson3, (1)National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Ocean Renewable Power Company, Portland, ME, United States
Nabi Allahdadi, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Budi Gunawan, Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM, United States, Jonathan Lai, Sandia National Laboratories, NM, United States, Vincent S Neary, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States and Ruoying He, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, United States
Soroush Kouhi1, Chris Small1, M Reza Hashemi1, John Miller2 and Sandra Deeb1, (1)University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, (2)Marine Renewable Energy Collaboration of New England, MA, United States
Breck Maura Sullivan1, Marie-Odile Payne Fortier2 and Robert W Malmsheimer2, (1)SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY, United States, (2)SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Forest and Natural Resources Management, Syracuse, NY, United States
Jeremy Potter, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Department of the Interior, Camarillo, CA, United States
Wei-Cheng Wu1, Zhaoqing Yang2 and Taiping Wang2, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Seattle, WA, United States
Taiping Wang, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Seattle, WA, United States and Genevra Harker-Klimes, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology, Seattle, WA, United States
Bryson Robertson, University of Victoria, United States