Annex IV distributes metadata forms (questionnaires) to solicit information from researchers around the world who are exploring the environmental effects of marine renewable energy. This page provides a description and contact information related to the research. Content is updated on an annual basis.

MRE Extraction and Gulf Stream Dynamics

Research Study Annex IV

Title: MRE Extraction and Gulf Stream Dynamics
Start Date:
July 01, 2009
Research End Date:
December 01, 2011
State:
Info Updated:
March 01, 2016
Study Status: 
Completed
Princple Investigator Contact Information: 

Name: Howard Hanson

Address: FAU/SNMREC, 777 Glades Rd., Boca Raton FL 33431

Phone: +1 561-297-2460

Email: hphanson@fau.edu

Project Description: 

To simulate, using the hybrid coordinate ocean model, the effects of (parameterized) ocean-current turbines in the Straits of Florida on the Gulf Stream.

Funding Source: 

State of Florida

Location of Research: 

Tallahassee & Boca Raton (computer modeling and analysis)

Project Aims: 

Explore relationships between Marine Renewable Energy Extraction & Gulf Stream Dynamics.

Project Progress: 

This research is complete.

Key Findings: 

Modest deployments are unlikely to have measurable effects; a full “wall” of systems has the potential to divert the main flow altogether. Effective power extraction not specifically calculated.

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