SI51A:
Ocean Renewable Energy and Synergies with Ocean Technologies I

Session ID#: 92999

Session Description:
Ocean renewable energy - harvesting power from waves, tides, ocean currents, or offshore winds is beginning to contribute low carbon power throughout the world.  Simultaneously, interest in further exploration and use of the ocean is growing, requiring deployments and data collection across a range of ocean observing sensors and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). There is potential for ocean renewable energy deployment to support extensive ocean observation missions, with renewable energy provided at sea, providing greater measurement and modeling capabilities for developing energy harvest and investigations at sea.  In developing the Blue Economy, the synergy between ocean energy, observations, and numerical modeling becomes significant.

 

This session seeks to address information needs, modeling and measurement capabilities that foster synergy of ocean renewable energy development, expanded ocean observations, and advancement of modeling techniques, including:

  • Measurement of ocean energy resources;
  • Modeling ocean energy resources and fluid-structure interactions of devices at various scales;
  • Characterizing environmental forces/risks on ocean energy devices
  • Measurement and modeling of environmental interactions of ocean energy devices;
  • Optimizing the location (macro-siting) and configuration (micro-siting) of ocean energy farms to maximize the energy output
  • Understanding environmental risks of ocean energy development and increased ocean observation missions;
  • Matching power at sea from ocean renewables to suitable ocean observation and AUV recharge needs; and
  • Potential for co-design of ocean renewable energy devices with end uses including ocean observations, AUV recharge, and also offshore aquaculture, desalination, mining of critical minerals from seawater, and extracting hydrogen from seawater for energy storage.
Co-Sponsor(s):
  • CP - Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • IS - Ocean Observatories, Instrumentation and Sensing Technologies
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
Index Terms:

4217 Coastal processes [OCEANOGRAPHY: GENERAL]
4534 Hydrodynamic modeling [OCEANOGRAPHY: PHYSICAL]
6309 Decision making under uncertainty [POLICY SCIENCES & PUBLIC ISSUES]
9810 New fields (not classifiable under other headings) [GENERAL OR MISCELLANEOUS]
Primary Chair:  Andrea E Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States
Co-chairs:  Zhaoqing Yang, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Coastal Division, Seattle, WA, United States, Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom and M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering and Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Primary Liaison:  Andrea E Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States
Moderators:  Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom and M Reza Hashemi, University of Rhode Island, Department of Ocean Engineering and Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States
Student Paper Review Liaison:  Andrea E Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

How useful is tidal-stream energy for electricity supply? (636470)
Matt James Lewis1, James McNaughton2, Grazia Todeschini3, Michael Togneri3, Ian Masters3, Matthew Allmark4, Tim Stallard5, Simon P Neill6, Alice Goward Brown7 and Peter E Robins1, (1)Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom, (2)EDF Electricité de France, Paris, France, (3)Swansea University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (4)Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (5)University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom, (6)Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, (7)Bangor University, School of Ocean Sciences, Menai Bridge, United Kingdom
Tidal Energy Resource Characterization in the Western Passage, Maine, USA (641546)
Michelle Fogarty and Levi Kilcher, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States
Strong Waves-Current-Turbulence Interactions in a complex environment : application to Alderney Race (652598)
Anne-claire Bennis1, Adong Feddy2, Bailly du Bois Pascal3, Yves Barbin4, Franck Dumas5, Lucille Furgerot6, Guiomar Lopez7, Louis Marie8, Yann Méar9, Mehdi Morillon10, Emmanuel Poizot9, Alexei Sentchev11 and Lucy Wyatt12, (1)Université de Caen Normandie, M2C, Caen, France, (2)CNRS, M2C, Caen, France, (3)IRSN, Laboratoire de Radioprotection de Cherbourg (LRC), Cherbourg, France, (4)Institut Méditerranéen d’Océanologie (MIO), CNRS-IRD-Université Toulon-Université Aix-Marseille, Toulon, France, (5)Shom, HOM/REC, Brest, France, (6)Université de Caen Normandie, Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière (M2C), Caen, France, (7)University of Caen, Laboratoire de Morphodynamique Continentale et Côtière (M2C), Caen, France, (8)IFREMER, Univ. Brest, CNRS, IRD, Laboratoire d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Brest, France, (9)Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), INTECHMER, Cherbourg-en-Cotentin, France, (10)Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire (IRSN), Pôle radioprotection - environnement, Cherbourg-Octeville, France, (11)Laboratory of Oceanography and Geosciences, Univ. Littoral, Wimereux, France, (12)University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
The importance of local winds in wave energy resource assessment (656103)
Levi Kilcher1, Zhaoqing Yang2, Gabriel García-Medina2 and Aidan Bharath3, (1)National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States, (3)National Renewable Energy Lab, Golden, CO, United States
Characterizing Wave Energy Resources for Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and U.S Virgin Islands Using an Ultra High-Resolution Wave Model (644010)
Nabi Allahdadi, North Carolina State University Raleigh, Raleigh, NC, United States, Ruoying He, North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh, NC, United States, Chris Chartrand, Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM, United States and Vincent S Neary, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Assessment of Geo-Hazards to Floating Offshore Wind Farms in the US Pacific Coasts (654710)
Tayebeh S Tajalli Bakhsh, RPS, Ocean Science, South Kingstown, RI, United States, Tony LaPierre, RPS Energy, Seismic Operation, Houston, TX, United States, Kent Simpson, RPS, TX, United States, Jill Rowe, RPS ASA – USA, Ocean Science, South Kingstown, RI, United States, Malcolm L Spaulding, Univ Rhode Island, Wakefield, RI, United States, Jennifer Kay Miller, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Herndon, Herndon, VA, United States and Daniel O'Connell, BOEM, Office of Renewable Energy Programs, Camarillo, CA, United States
Application of a Phase-Resolving Wave Model to Enhance the Capabilities of a Wave Energy Converter Simulation Tool (646791)
Fadia Ticona Rollano1, Yi-Hsiang Yu2, Gabriel García-Medina3 and Zhaoqing Yang3, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Seattle, WA, United States, (2)National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, United States
Tidal range resource of Western Australia (646074)
Simon P Neill, Bangor University, Bangor, United Kingdom, Athanasios Angeloudis, University of Edinburgh, School of Engineering, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Mark A Hemer, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric, Hobart, TAS, Australia and Matt James Lewis, Bangor University, Bangor, LL59, United Kingdom