May 10, 2022
A summary of environmental monitoring recommendations for marine energy development that considers life cycle sustainability
AbstractRecommendations derived from papers documenting the Triton Field Trials (TFiT) study of ma-rine energy environmental monitoring technology and methods under the Triton Initiative (Tri-ton), as reported in this special issue, are summarized here. Additionally, a brief synopsis de-scribes how to apply the TFiT recommendations to establish an environmental monitoring campaign and provides an overview describing the importance of identifying the optimal time to perform such campaigns. The approaches for tracking and measuring the effectiveness of rec-ommendations produced from large environmental monitoring campaigns among the stake-holder community are discussed. The discussion extends beyond the initial scope of TFiT to en-courage discussion regarding marine energy sustainability that includes life cycle assessment and other life cycle sustainability methodologies. The goal is to generate a platform that inspires stakeholder collaboration across topics associated with the marine energy industry, including diversity and inclusion, energy equity, and how Triton’s work connects within the context of the three pillars of energy sustainability: environment, economy, and society.
Published: May 10, 2022