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  • 5 February 2016
    Authorities, Environment, R&D, Technology

    What does ocean biology have to do with offshore wind energy? Quite a lot, according to this video by US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which explains how scientists carefully study underwater areas to map out the best locations for potential future wind energy projects. The outer continental shelf of North Carolina supports some of the […]

  • 24 June 2015

    FORCE has released its second Environmental Effects Monitoring Report, containing summary information on data collected from 2011 to 2013. The report will be used to help design an enhanced program to monitor effects from tidal turbines deployed at the FORCE site in the Minas Passage. “We need to understand what effects tidal technology may have […]

  • 6 July 2010

    As the stories previously reported on this blog will tell you, the world is beginning to make changes towards a low carbon economy, and, the potential of offshore wind power in driving this change in the energy sector is now being realised. Offshore wind, key in fighting climate change, does have an impact on marine […]

  • 6 April 2018
    Authorities, Contracts & Tenders, R&D, Wind Farm Update

    Two Towers BV, a consortium comprising Van Oord Renewable Finance, Investri Offshore and Green Giraffe Holding has won the Dutch tender for the fifth site at the Borssele zone, designated as the demonstration site for innovations in offshore wind.

  • 14 December 2018

    Ørsted has taken a concrete step towards protecting marine flora and fauna at its offshore wind farm sites with its offshore wind biodiversity policy, announced on 13 December. 

  • 6 August 2020
    Business & Finance, Grid Connection

    A multi-user, planned transmission system for offshore wind in New York could result in electric grid cost savings of over USD 500 million and significantly reduce environmental impacts and project risks, according to a new report prepared by The Brattle Group for Anbaric. The Offshore Wind Transmission: An Analysis of Options for New York report evaluates […]

  • 11 March 2014

    Offshore Marine Management (OMM) has teamed up with Geofabrics Australasia, a provider of geotextiles and geosynthetic engineering solutions to create a new and effective, environmentally sensitive and sustainable solution for scour protection at the base of wind turbines. OMM will be using Geofabrics ELCOROCK System, a robust sand filled container made from the highest durability […]

  • 29 January 2015
    Authorities, Business & Finance

    The U.S. Department of Interior’s (DOI) Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) has recently released a draft strategy for offshore oil and gas leasing, which has shown that a significant number of officials representing eastern coastal states disapprove the plan, recommending renewable energy, especially wind power, as a better solution that would create more jobs and energy than drilling.  Atlantic region in the […]

  • 5 March 2013

    MODEC Inc, based in Japan, has developed a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system, called SKWID (Savonius Keel & Wind Turbine Darrieus). The SKWID is a floating wind and current hybrid power generation system capable of converting two inexhaustible ocean energy sources into abundant power. By harvesting the renewable energy from never-ending currents […]

  • 15 July 2015

    The Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy (FORCE) has unveiled two advanced underwater monitoring platforms, now in their final stages of testing in Dartmouth before sea trials in the Bay of Fundy. “To harness the enormous power of the Bay of Fundy responsibly, we have to understand it,” said FORCE general manager Tony Wright. “We’ve […]

  • 14 March 2013
    Environment, R&D

    Scientists are to extend a popular basking shark tracking project for another year, it was announced yesterday. For the last seven months the public have been able to follow the progress of eight of the giant sharks online, after they were tagged off the west coast of Scotland in July last year. Two of the […]

  • 3 July 2013

    Christine M. Voss, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Institute of Marine Sciences is leading the next discussion on off-shore wind energy in North Carolina, at the next Coastal Science Cafe on July 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant located at 701 Evans […]

  • 21 March 2012

    The Center for Carbon-Free Power Integration (CCPI) at the University of Delaware has issued a new report about ocean use off the coast of Delaware and parts of Maryland and New Jersey. The study addresses viable places to locate offshore wind farms, taking into account biological, ecological and other considerations. The report includes feedback from […]

  • 29 November 2011

    A new study of the impact of noise on the behaviour of fish and crustaceans is to inform the development of offshore wind farms around the UK. The innovative new University of Hull research project uses underwater television, high frequency sonar and playback system to replicate and monitor the effect of any artificial noise in […]

  • 15 May 2020
    Grid Connection

    A multi-user, planned transmission system to harness wind power off New England’s coast could result in onshore electric grid cost savings of over USD 1 billion and significantly reduce environmental impacts, a report prepared for transmission developer Anbaric shows. The report, Offshore Transmission in New England: The Benefits of a Better-Planned Grid, describes the limitations […]

  • 8 April 2013

    Australian-based specialist renewables technology company, Bombora Wave Power (“Bombora”) has launched its patented Wave Energy Converter Device (WECD), designed to harvest wave energy in an eco-friendly way and to produce zero-emission electricity. The WECD uses a simple, low impact and resilient design that offers inherent survivability from storms as well as resilience to rogue waves […]

  • 27 October 2011

      IBM and The Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland (SEAI) are working together to understand and minimize the environmental impact of converting wave energy into electricity. This project, the first to use real-time streaming analytics for monitoring underwater noise generated by wave energy conversion devices, represents a significant step toward the ability to successfully and sustainably […]

  • 27 February 2015
    Environment, R&D

    In a new paper, environmental scientists from Brown University (Rhode Island, USA) suggest that the way to fill vast gaps in knowledge about the ecological and socioeconomic impacts of ocean energy development is to consider how the benefits provided by ocean ecosystems change before and after the placement of ocean energy infrastructure. The authors examine […]

  • 13 December 2010

    Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions provider, has been awarded the contract to supply the propulsion equipment for a new, state-of-the-art, research vessel. The vessel will be operated by the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), and is to be built at the C.N.P. Freire S.A. shipyard in Spain. The NERC is the UK’s main […]

  • 27 October 2010
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, currents […]

  • 17 September 2019

    An environmental impact survey has been carried out at the Groix & Belle‐Île pilot floating offshore wind project in France as part of the APPEAL collaborative R&D project. The work, which comes after scientific surveys carried out in April and August last year and this May, took place from 29 August to 8 September at the project site in the South […]

  • 20 September 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) has recently established a high profile framework agreement with Fugro EMU. Under the new agreement Fugro EMU will support marine planning and decision-making through the provision of marine scientific and technical advice and evidence. The framework agreement allows for high quality research and technical advice to be efficiently commissioned in […]

  • 7 December 2011

    IFREMER symposium on the Vulnerability of coastal ecosystems to global change and extreme events, Biarritz, October 2011 Joni Backstrom, Dafydd Lloyd-Jones, Paul English and Nigel Thomas: Regional Environmental Assessment of Potential Impacts on Benthic Ecology from Cumulative Marine Aggregate Dredging, South Coast, UK The presentation outlined the process behind the REA, in particular, highlighting how […]

  • 5 May 2014
    Environment, R&D

    Lena Bergström, a researcher in marine and coastal ecology, has published a study called Effects of offshore wind farms on marine wildlife—a generalized impact assessment, together with her colleagues from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The abstract of the study reads: “The present study synthesizes the current state of understanding on the effects of […]

  • 17 July 2015
    R&D, Technology

    SmartBuoy, an integrated marine data acquisition platform developed and operated by the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas, UK), is celebrating 30,000 cumulative days of deployment in its 15th year of operation. In addition to providing essential calibration and verification of satellite acquired marine data and ecosystem models, SmartBuoy is assisting the development […]

  • 3 May 2019

    Team Humber Marine Alliance and Aura Wind Energy have entered into a deal to develop an offshore wind strategy for the U.S. Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. The three parties signed a contract on 2 May said to be the result of work to develop relationships with the U.S. East Coast over the last three years. The […]