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There is a robust research community that is focused on understanding and documenting the environmental effects of marine energy devices. Here we provide some useful links to resources, including industry and government bodies that are working in this expanding area of research.
Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Emma Cotter, James McVey, Linnea Weicht, and Joseph Haxel (2024). Performance of Three Hydrophone Flow Shields in a Tidal Channel. JASA Express Letters.
- Amerson, Alicia, Ilan Gonzalez-Hirshfeld, and Darielle Dexheimer (2023). Validating a Tethered Balloon System and Optical Technologies for Marine Wildlife Detection and Tracking. Remote Sensing.
- Arthur Popper, Joseph Haxel, Garrett Staines, Shane Guan, Sophie Nedelec, Louise Roberts, Zhiqun D. Deng (2023). Marine Energy Converters: Potential Acoustic Effects on Fishes and Aquatic Invertebrates. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.
- Emma Cotter and Garrett Staines (2023). Observing Fish Interactions with Marine Energy Turbines Using Acoustic Cameras. Fish and Fisheries.
- Results and recommendations from the Triton Field Trials were published in the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering special issue entitled, “Technology and Methods for Environmental Monitoring of Marine Renewable Energy.” Papers include:
- Triton Field Trials: Promoting Consistent Environmental Monitoring Methodologies for Marine Energy Sites
- Use of a 360-Degree Underwater Camera to Characterize Artificial Reef and Fish Aggregating Effects around Marine Energy Devices
- What’s in My Toolkit? A Review of Technologies for Assessing Changes in Habitats Caused by Marine Energy Development
- Capabilities of an Acoustic Camera to Inform Fish Collision Risk with Current Energy Converter Turbines
- Underwater Noise Measurements around a Tidal Turbine in a Busy Port Setting
- Quantifying Background Magnetic Fields at Marine Energy Sites: Challenges and Recommendations
- A Review of Modeling Approaches for Understanding and Monitoring the Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy
- Minimizing Ecological Impacts of Marine Energy Lighting
- A Framework for Effective Science Communication and Outreach Strategies for Marine Energy Projects
- A Summary of Environmental Monitoring Recommendations for Marine Energy Development That Considers Life Cycle Sustainability
- "Listening to the Beat of New Ocean Technologies for Harvesting Marine Energy" in Acoustics Today Magazine.
- "Monitoring for Marine Life" in University of Washington Magazine.
- "Clean Energy from the Ocean: Measuring the Environmental Footprint of Devices" Sea Technology Magazine.
MArine Energy Careers
Triton talks webinars
- Introducing the Triton Initiative and the Triton Field Trials
- Predictive Modeling with Kate Buenau
- Science Communication with Cailene Gunn
- Electromagnetic Fields with Molly Grear
- Collision Risk with Garrett Staines
To watch past Triton Talks webinars, go the Triton Talks YouTube Playlist
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