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16 April 2014 Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has submitted its second annual environmental monitoring report for the Cobscook Bay Tidal Energy Project to the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The report details environmental data collected during the operation of ORPC's grid-connected TidGen® Power System in Maine and concludes that no known adverse impacts were evidenced by […]

11 April 2014 R&D, Wind Farm Update

First Flight Wind Ltd has announced that a geophysical survey off the south east coast of County Down, which was due to start later this month, is being delayed to later in 2014 or early 2015. "In the areas we were intending to survey we had agreed disturbance payments with fishermen for them to remove […]

9 April 2014 Environment, R&D

During this week's meeting in Montauk, New York, the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council will host a public listening session on offshore wind power in the United Kingdom. The listening session will be held today, April 9 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. and will also be accessible via webinar. Guest speaker will be Tom Watson, Fishery […]

3 April 2014 R&D

Professors and students from the College of Charleston are mapping the ocean floor off the coast of South California, by using cutting edge sonar technology, the Associated Press reports. The research can provide valuable data to all those working offshore, from fishermen to wind energy developers. Areas of interest, within the mid-continental shelf about 25 […]

17 March 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, Environment, Wind Farm Update

United States District Judge Reggie B. Walton last week issued rulings against Cape Wind's opponents in their four lawsuits that had challenged the project’s permitting approval by the U.S. Department of Interior. In his rulings, Judge Walton upheld the Department of the Interior’s review and approval of Cape Wind, a thorough and comprehensive permitting process […]

28 February 2014 Authorities, Environment, R&D

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) yesterday published a final environmental review of geological and geophysical (G&G) survey activities off the Mid- and South Atlantic coast that establishes multiple mitigation measures designed to minimize the impacts to marine life while setting a path forward for survey activities that will update nearly four-decade-old data on […]

27 February 2014 Environment, Wind Farm Update

After the news that Cape Wind offshore project will get a further USD 600 million from Denmark, the Alliance to Protect Nantucket Sound (APNS) yesterday released the following statement: Today’s announcement is another example of Cape Wind's reliance on conditional foreign investments.  The high priced and controversial project has yet to receive any U.S. financing […]

18 February 2014 R&D

First Flight Wind recently completed its second round of technical working group meetings. These meetings are designed to allow First Flight Wind and stakeholders to discuss issues and exchange information related to the offshore project’s environmental impact. There are six working groups in total. The four most recent meetings were held in January and February […]

23 January 2014 Authorities

The European ocean energy industry has welcomed the publication of the Communication on Ocean Energy at a press conference hosted by The European Commissioner for Fisheries & Maritime Affairs, Maria Damanaki and the European Commissioner for Energy, Gunther Oettinger. The Communication outlines the approach the EU will take to support the ocean energy sector until […]

20 January 2014 Authorities

European Commissioners Maria Damanaki and Günther Oettinger today presented a new action plan to facilitate the further development of the renewable ocean energy sector in Europe. A central element in this action plan will be to establish an Ocean Energy Forum, bringing together stakeholders to build capacity and foster cooperation. The action plan should help […]

23 December 2013 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) staff has announced that it is is currently completing staff reports for the Deepwater Wind's Block Island wind farm application, with Deepwater Wind Subcommittee meetings expected to be scheduled in early 2014 (January). The CRMC has accepted the amended application for Deepwater’s cable landing in Narragansett as well. […]

11 November 2013 R&D, Technology, Wind Farm Update

Fukushima's experimental offshore floating wind farm project started operating today. The installation of 2MW downwind-type floating wind turbine, 66kV floating power substation, extra-high voltage subsea cable and a dynamic cable at the testing area (1st phase) have been successfully completed. Subsequently, the experimental study of 2MW floating wind turbine and 66kV floating power substation commenced today. […]

6 November 2013 R&D

Team Humber Marine Alliance’s (THMA) member, RSS Marine, undertook environmental monitoring work on Humber Gateway offshore wind farm. The RSS Marine team, based at Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, has managed the sampling of herring larvae as part of the site’s marine licence. Simon Prince, general manager at RSS Marine, said: “We are building on our traditional […]

18 October 2013 Environment

Penobscot Marine Museum will host "Fish, Wind and Tide: Maine’s Future Resources?" conference on 2 November. For generations the resources of fish, wind and tide played key roles in Mainers’ lives. The Industrial and Technological Revolutions dramatically changed use of these resources. What is the current state of fisheries? Is there a new vision for […]

20 September 2013

A wave energy device pioneered by a business launched only four years ago won the EEEGR Innovation Awards 2013. There were wild cheers from the small team at Marine Power Systems (MPS) as its WaveSub innovation took the title at a gala dinner attended by 160 delegates at the Holiday Inn, Norwich North. Two small […]

12 September 2013 Business & Finance, Environment

Daniel Bastreri and Lauren Hughes are the latest marine experts to have been brought on board by independent UK ecology specialist, Thomson Ecology, as it continues to build its pool of specialist expertise in the marine ecology sector. Daniel Bastreri joins Thomson Ecology as Principal Marine Consultant. He is an experienced marine scientist and joins […]

30 August 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

As part of the Obama Administration’s all-of-the-above strategy to deploy every available source of American energy, the Energy Department today announced $16 million for seventeen projects help sustainably and efficiently capture energy from waves, tides and currents. Together, these projects will increase the power production and reliability of wave and tidal devices and help gather […]

16 August 2013 Authorities, R&D

SRM Projects received Transport Canada Navigable Waters Protection Program's (NWPP) approval in July 2013 for its proposed tidal energy investigative license applications at South Discovery Passage and Seymour Narrows. SRM Projects initiated tidal energy investigative license applications in 2012 for several sites around Vancouver Island. An investigative license gives a proponent the right to complete […]

12 August 2013 Technology

A record number of companies have entered this year’s EEEGR Innovation Awards, which celebrates new technology in the energy sector. Representatives from eight shortlisted companies will present their innovations on stage at the Holiday Inn, Norwich, on September 17th. They include a low-energy device for monitoring the health of the sea, a new type of […]

8 August 2013

A report on key marine activities has been published on August 6 by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). The Strategic Scoping Report (SSR) identifies natural resources and activities – both recreational and industrial – in the UK's marine area, and will inform marine plans that are being developed to shape the future of England's seas. […]

26 July 2013 Environment

Bangor-On-Dee Anglers Association has raised concern over Burbo Bank expansion plans, as they could affect salmon migration, writes the Liverpool Daily Post. Dong Energy intends to expand its Burbo Bank wind farm, located in Liverpool Bay at the entrance to the River Mersey, which currently has 30 turbines, with additional 69 turbines. Secretary of Bangor-On-Dee […]

16 July 2013

EYEMOUTH HARBOUR TRUST (EHT) announced the award of a contract to Scottish consultancy Caithness Renewables Ltd for the development of a marketing plan, as part of its strategy to explore potential opportunities for diversification of the port’s activities and so ensure its long-term sustainability for the benefit of all stakeholders. The marketing plan will identify […]

11 July 2013 Ports & Logistics, R&D

The New York State Department of State (NYSDOS) yesterday released a comprehensive study on the physical, biological, wildlife and geographic characteristics of the Atlantic Ocean impacting New Yorkers. The results of the New York Offshore Atlantic Ocean Study will lay the groundwork for selecting offshore areas where wind development could be most suitable and appropriate […]

12 June 2013

Since April 2012 the wind farm support vessel industry has experienced success and failure, both large and small. 2012 will be remembered for the number of new vessels built and delivered to operators, but predominantly it will be the collapse of South Boats Special Projects in the autumn that shook this sector of the industry […]

12 June 2013

DCNS has developed considerable expertise in maritime safety & security (MSS) software to improve the efficiency of maritime rescue missions, shipping traffic management and pollution prevention and control. DCNS also positions itself as a world leader in marine renewable energies On Thursday 6 June 2013, Frédéric Cuvillier, France’s Minister for Transport, Sea and Fisheries, paid […]

8 May 2013 Authorities

Arnaud Montebourg, Minister of Productive Recovery, Delphine Batho, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, and Frederic Cuvillier, Deputy Minister of Transport, Sea and Fisheries, welcomed the publication of the report on the prospects of development of marine renewable energy, which was presented on April 15 at the national debate on energy transition. This report […]