USA: DOE Launches Report on Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Development

USA: DOE Launches Report on Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Development

As part of an international collaboration with the International Energy Agency, the Energy Department has launched a new database that includes results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide.

Called “Tethys,” after the Greek titaness of the ocean, the database will help industry regulators and energy project developers deploy sustainable ocean energy projects in an environmentally responsible manner.

Developed through a partnership with the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems initiative (OES), the Tethys database and an accompanying report identify research on potential environmental effects and monitoring methods for ocean power.

The database and report also provide the emerging global ocean energy industry with real-world data—documenting interactions between wave, tidal, and current devices, marine wildlife, and oceans’ physical systems—that will help safely explore and expand the use of clean, renewable energy sources like ocean power.

The Tethys database also features an interactive map of ocean energy environmental monitoring and research projects around the world to aid developers and regulatory agencies in siting and permitting future projects. The Energy Department encourages researchers in this area to submit their work to the database to further expand and improve this valuable resource.

The report was compiled by Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, in partnership with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner nations in the Ocean Energy Systems initiative, including Canada, Ireland, Spain, Norway, New Zealand, and South Korea, also provided funding and substantial input to this effort.

The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy accelerates development and facilitates deployment of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and market-based solutions that strengthen U.S. energy security, environmental quality, and economic vitality.

Press release, February 10, 2013; Image: Ocean Power Technologies

Share this article

Follow Offshore Wind

Leave a Reply

Events>

<< Jan 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
26 27 28 29 30 31 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31 1 2 3 4 5

WINDFORCE Baltic Sea 2017

The focus of this two-days event is on the development of offshore wind in the Baltic region…

read more >

Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference, Exhibition & Dinner 2017

The Scottish Renewables Offshore Wind Conference, Exhibition & Dinner, in association with Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, will explore key issues facing Scotland’s offshore wind planning, as well as discussing innovations and technology development. The conference will also cover cost reduction and infrastructure, concluding with a debate from industry leaders regarding the future of offshore wind in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

More info

read more >

Floating offshore wind 2017

The event will be important for Norwegian policymakers, organisations supporting the offshore wind industry and the industry and supply…

read more >

WindEurope 2017 Annual Offshore Wind Statistics Webinar

WindEurope analysts Andrew Ho and Ariola Mbistrova will discuss the latest developments within the offshore wind industry, outlining…

read more >

Jobs>

Offshore wind jobs at Shell Netherlands BV

Commercial Lead New Energies, Offshore Wind Operations Lead and Wind Turbine Engineer.

apply

Business Manager Renewables

We are looking for an experienced Business Manager Renewables to lead the dedicated Operations team in our Bristol office...

apply

QHSE Officer, Liverpool based

As QHSE Officer you will be providing support and cover for the QHSE Manager in managing the office and vessels with regard to compliance ...

apply

Vessels>