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

Session ID#: 37717

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
Moderators:  M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, United States, Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, Scott C James, Baylor University, Geosciences and Mechanical Engineering, Waco, TX, United States and Matt James Lewis, Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom
Student Paper Review Liaison:  M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering, Narragansett, RI, 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]
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • PS - Physical Oceanography: Mesoscale and Smaller

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

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
Levi Kilcher1, Zhaoqing Yang2, Sean Anderton3 and Nathan Johnson3, (1)National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Lab, Coastal Division, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Ocean Renewable Power Company, Portland, ME, United States
Justine McMillan, Rockland Scientific Inc, Victoria, BC, Canada and Alex E Hay, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada
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
Bryson Robertson1, Bradley Buckham2 and Helen Bailey2, (1)University of Victoria, United States, (2)University of Victoria, Victoria, BC, Canada
Daniel Potter, Suzana Ilic and Andrew Folkard, Lancaster University, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster, United Kingdom

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