SI52A:
Ocean Renewable Energy and Synergies with Ocean Technologies II

Session ID#: 93003

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:

1918 Decision analysis [INFORMATICS]
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:  Andrea E Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States 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:

Establishing Marine Renewable Energy: Using Risk Retirement to Simplify Environmental Permitting (651881)
Andrea E Copping1, Mikaela C Freeman2, Lenaig Hemery3 and Alicia M Gorton1, (1)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Sequim, WA, United States
Near-field Spatial and Temporal Benthic Monitoring at the Block Island Wind Farm, USA (649077)
Anwar A Khan, HDR, Inc., Athens, AL, United States, Monique LaFrance Bartley, University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay - Graduate School of Oceanography, Oceanography, Narragansett, RI, United States, Paul English, Fugro GB Marine Limited, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, John W King, Univ Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, United States and Zoe Hutchison, University of Rhode Island Narragansett Bay, Graduate School of Oceanography, Narragansett, United States
Towards Estimating the Biogeochemical Footprint of an Offshore Windfarm (647755)
Jan Vanaverbeke1, Ulrike Braeckman2, Emil De Borger3, Ninon Mavraki4, Elise Eliane Toussaint1, Helena Voet4, Carl Van Colen2 and Steven Degraer5, (1)Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Brussels, Belgium, (2)Ghent University, Marine Biology Research Group, Gent, Belgium, (3)Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Yerseke, Netherlands, (4)Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Brussel, Belgium, (5)Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Operational Directorate Natural Environment, Belgium
NoiseSpotter: Real-time underwater acoustic characterization in support of marine renewable energy projects (643284)
Frank Spada, Kaus Raghukumar, Grace Chang and Craig Alexander Jones, Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, United States
Optimization of Wave Energy Converter Array Deployments while Minimizing Potential Environmental Risks (651688)
Craig Alexander Jones1, Samuel McWilliams2, Kaus Raghukumar1, Grace Chang1 and Jesse Roberts3, (1)Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)Integral Consulting Inc., Santa Cruz, United States, (3)Sandia National Laboratories, Albequerque, NM, United States
Turbulence in the wake of offshore wind farm foundations and its potential effects on mixing of stratified tidal shelf seas (654766)
Larissa Schultze1, Lucas Merckelbach1, Siegfried Raasch2, Nils Christiansen1, Ute Daewel1, Corinna Schrum1 and Jeff R Carpenter1, (1)Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute of Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany, (2)Leibniz University of Hannover, Hannover, Germany
Applications of Marine Renewable Energy to Powering Ocean Observation Systems (646540)
Scott Jenne1, Robert Cavagnaro2, Rebecca Green1 and Andrea E Copping3, (1)National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Golden, United States, (2)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Sequim, United States, (3)Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Coastal Division, Richland, WA, United States
A Framework for the Design of Renewably Powered Offshore AUV Servicing Platforms (651366)
Maha Haji1, Johannes Norheim1 and Olivier L de Weck2, (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, United States