Lecture on Monitoring Marine Energy Converters

December 15, 2022 - 3:30 PM
Hatfield Marine Science Center, Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building
2030 SE Marine Science Dr
Newport, OR
Hatfield Marine Science Center

Environmental monitoring technologies for studying Triton Field Trials stressor research topics. /Illustration by Stephanie King
Environmental monitoring technologies for studying Triton Field Trials stressor research topics. /Illustration by Stephanie King

As part of the ongoing Research Seminars series, the Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) will host Joe Haxel, the principal investigator of the Triton Initiative and an Earth scientist in the Coastal Sciences Division at the Marine and Coastal Research Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Lab, to discuss the environmental monitoring of marine energy converters. This presentation will take place on Thursday, Dec. 15, at 3:30 p.m.

About the talk:

“Technologies for ocean renewable energy sources help to support sustainable power production, advance energy security, and promote reduced carbon emissions. These emerging ocean technologies require iterative, cycled testing to reach mature technology readiness levels for commercialization. The uncertainties surrounding the potential environmental effects from marine energy converters has resulted in concerns for regulators, slowing the permitting process for device deployments. The Triton Initiative at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is a U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office supported project that addresses this challenge through focused technology, methods development, and research of environmental monitoring around marine energy converters. In 2021, The Triton Initiative performed field-based testing of cost efficient commercial-off-the-shelf monitoring technologies, resulting in the development of recommendations and best practices for implementing environmental monitoring at marine energy deployment sites. Results from this effort, the Triton Field Trials, were published in a special issue of the Journal of Marine Science and Engineering this year and will be the focus of this presentation. In coordination with academic and industry partners, the Triton Initiative remains focused on providing expertise in marine environmental monitoring technology development and applications through consistent, standardized testing, and field trials aimed at addressing meaningful stressor-receptor interactions through measurements and observations."

These talks are delivered in a hybrid fashion. The event is free, and all are welcome to attend in person in the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building auditorium at the HMSC (2030 S.E. Marine Science Dr). You can also attend online. Register here to attend remotely via Zoom.