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Tethys, Annex IV, and WREN have formed several partnerships with groups sponsoring conferences and workshops having focal areas in the field of the potential environmental effects of wind and marine renewable energy development. These global partnerships have resulted in the dissemination of information and content presented at various conferences and workshops. If your group is interested in having material hosted on Tethys, please email jonathan.whiting@pnnl.gov. Below is a list of past conferences and workshops, containing video/audio files of the presentations, Q&A sessions, and posters when available.

 

Event Archive

Sponsored By Title Location Date Description
Annex IV/ORJIP Workshop Annex IV Data Transferability and Collection Consistency Workshop (ICOE) Cherbourg, France Jun 12, 2018 This workshop was held around the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) and brought together marine renewable energy (MRE) researchers, developers, and regulators to discuss ways to “transfer” data, information, and learning on environmental effects from early MRE projects to extend learning from these early projects and to reduce the high costs of environmental monitoring and accelerate consenting for future projects.
EIMR Conference EIMR International Conference 2018 Kirkwall, UK Apr 27, 2018 The EIMR (Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables) conference was held April 24 - 27 2018 at different sites across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region, UK.  Most presentations are archived here.
Annex IV/ORJIP Workshop Case Studies on Social and Economic Effects around MRE Development Kirkwall, UK Apr 23, 2018 This workshop built on the Exploring the State of Understanding and Practice used to Assess Social and Economic Risks and Benefits of Marine Renewable Energy Development Workshop held around the EWTEC conference in Cork, Ireland in August 2017 with the aim to bring together regulators, stakeholders, industry, and researchers to examine the social and economic effects and benefits of MRE developments and how these should best be considered during the consenting process for projects, as well as at a higher strategic level.
WREN CWW Workshop #2 Strategies and Concepts for Managing Wind and Wildlife Challenges: Risk-Based Management, Cumulative Effects Analysis, and Green versus Green Estoril, Portugal Sep 5, 2017 This workshop was held before the CWW conference in Portugal to gather information for the next three WREN white papers: Risk-Based Management; Cumulative Effects Assessment; and Green versus Green. A survey was prepared by the three white paper teams and formulated by PNNL and sent to workshop participants after the workshop. 
Annex IV/ORJIP Workshop

Exploring the State of Understanding and Practice used to Assess Social and Economic Risks and Benefits of Marine Renewable Energy Development

Cork, Ireland Aug 31, 2017 This workshop was led by Annex IV and ORJIP to examine the data and information needed to permit MRE devices and arrays. The workshop was held at the conclusion of the EWTEC in Cork, Ireland. Prior to the workshop, registered participants were sent a set of suggested data types needed for permitting. With the help of guest speakers from Scotland and Canada, the stage was set for breakout groups to discuss the necessary approaches and outcomes of collecting and applying social and economic data for regulatory processes.
Annex IV/ORJIP Workshop Management Measures Workshop Glasgow, UK May 9, 2017 This workshop was led by ORJIP and Annex IV and focused on management measures for ensuring that permitting of MRE devices could move forward in the face of uncertainty. Prior to the workshop, a list of management measures associated with specific interactions of MRE devices with the marine environment was circulated to the participants. Twenty-six invited participants, including researchers, regulators, and developers, spent the day examining and contributing to the management measures that are available to the industry and regulators.
Ocean Renewable Energy Conference XI Pacific Region Marine Renewables Environmental Regulatory Workshop Portland, OR Sep 21, 2016 This workshop was held as an integral part of the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, hosted by the Oregon Wave Energy Trust and the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, to highlight the publication of two documents that address potential environmental effects from marine renewable energy development, and that are integral to understanding how the region can move forward with permitting MRE development.
WREN Irish Wind Seminar Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Dublin, Ireland Apr 06, 2016 A seminar was held in conjunction with the Energy Show 2016, highlighting work associated with the WREN project, whose goal is to facilitate international collaboration that advances global understanding of environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development.
Annex IV Workshop Collision Risk for Marine Mammals and Tidal Turbines Edinburgh, UK Feb 22, 2016 A one-day workshop was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, bringing together regulators, marine energy researchers and industry representatives, to identify the key challenges within the consenting process regarding collision risk for marine wildlife with tidal turbines and to produce a coordinated action plan.
Annex IV Workshop State of the Science Nantes, France Sep 08, 2015 This workshop shared the outline of the 2016 State of the Science report with the research community at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) and gathered input on key marine energy environmental topics.  The State of the Science report is being written to document our collection understanding in 2016, and will be available for public comment in February 2016.
NERC Workshop Update on Technology and Tools to De-Risk and Streamline Development Southampton, UK Apr 16, 2015 This conference session was the culmination of work sponsorred by NERC - DEFRA, in support of environmental investigations into marine renewable energy development. Presentations on research projects, technology development, and knowledge exchange activities are presented.
Annex IV/Nova Scotia Power/Acadia University Workshop Environmental Monitoring, Regulatory Needs & Scientific Capabilities Wolfville, Canada Nov 01, 2014 This one-day workshop was held in Wolfville Nova Scotia, bringing together regulators, marine energy researchers, and industry representatives, to determine what data are needed by regulators, and what data can resaonably be collected by researchers, to assist with siting and permitting (consenting) or marine energy devices.
EIMR Conference EIMR International Conference 2014 Stornoway, UK May 01, 2014 The EIMR (Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables) conference was held April 30 - May 1 2014 on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, Scotland, UK at the An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway.  The presentations are archived here.  Annex IV was a sponsor of the conference.
Annex IV Workshop Best Practices for Monitoring Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Devices Stornoway, UK Apr 29, 2014 This one day workshop was held in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, UK, in conjunction with the EIMR conference, to explore best practices for determining monitoring needs around wave and tidal energy converters, focusing on four key interactions of animals with devices: collision; attraction; avoidance/barrier effects; and mooring line interactions.
Annex IV Workshop Instrumentation for Monitoring around Marine Renewable Energy Devices Seattle, USA Jun 26, 2013 This two-day workshop allowed invited participants to share their expertise in environmental monitoring instrumentation, discuss experiences with instrumentation to study environmental changes around wave and tidal converters, and identify approaches to closing high priority gaps in monitoring capabilities.
FERC Seminar Recent Developments in Research on the Environmental Effects of MHK Technologies Washington DC, USA Apr 09, 2013 Experts came together to share new research developments on environmental effects of marine renewable energy, inclduing such  topics as: baseline assessments and post-installation monitoring; instrumentation for monitoring; modeling, laboratory studies and field experiments; and data synthesis and dissemination.
Annex IV Workshop Annex IV Experts Workshop #2 Dublin, Ireland Oct 15, 2012 This workshop was held October 15, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland (Dublin Convention Centre). The meeting was held under the International Energy Agency's implementing agreement on Ocean Energy Systems and collaboration with the Department of Energy. The workshop brought 55 technical experts  from 9 nations to provide input on Annex IV activities.
Annex IV Workshop Annex IV Experts Workshop Dublin, Ireland Sep 28, 2010 This workshop was held September 27-28, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland (Clontorf Castle Hotel) to kick off the Annex IV work on environmental effects of marine renewable energy. The workshop brought 58 technical experts from 8 nations to provide input on environmental effects.
PNNL/University of Washington Workshop Environmental Effects of Tidal Energy Development Seattle, USA Mar 25, 2010 This workshop brought together researchers from many nations to evaluate the environmental effects of tidal energy development, focused around defining and evaluating stressors and receptors at the pilot and commercial scale of marine renewable energy development.
Oregon State University Workshop Wave Energy Ecological Effects Workshop Corvallis, USA Oct 12, 2007 This workshop developed an initial assessment of the potential effects of wave energy development in the Oregon’s coastal ocean,  developing a general conceptual framework of physical and biological relationships that can be applied to assess both specific wave energy projects and cumulative effects of multiple projects.

Tethys and WREN have formed several partnerships with groups sponsoring conferences and workshops having focal areas in the field of the potential environmental effects of wind energy development. These global partnerships have resulted in the dissemination of information and content presented at various conferences and workshops. If your group is interested in having material hosted on Tethys, please email jonathan.whiting@pnnl.gov. Below is a list of past conferences and workshops, containing video/audio files of the presentations, Q&A sessions, and posters when available.

 

Event Archive

Sponsored By Title Location Date Description
WREN CWW Workshop #2 Strategies and Concepts for Managing Wind and Wildlife Challenges: Risk-Based Management, Cumulative Effects Analysis, and Green versus Green Estoril, Portugal Sep 5, 2017 This workshop was held before the CWW conference in Portugal to gather information for the next three white papers: Risk-Based Management; Cumulative Effects Assessment; and Green versus Green, in cooperation with Dutch and Swedish WREN members, and NREL.  A survey was prepared by the three white paper teams and formulated by PNNL and sent to workshop participants after the workshop. 
WREN Irish Wind Seminar Working Together to Resolve Environmental Effects of Wind Energy (WREN) Dublin, Ireland Apr 06, 2016 A seminar was held in conjunction with the Energy Show 2016, highlighting work associated with the WREN project, whose goal is to facilitate international collaboration that advances global understanding of environmental effects of offshore and land-based wind energy development.

Tethys and Annex IV have formed several partnerships with groups sponsoring conferences and workshops having focal areas in the field of the potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy development. These global partnerships have resulted in the dissemination of information and content presented at various conferences and workshops. If your group is interested in having material hosted on Tethys, please email jonathan.whiting@pnnl.gov. Below is a list of past conferences and workshops, containing video/audio files of the presentations, Q&A sessions, and posters when available.

 

Event Archive

Sponsored By Title Location Date Description
EIMR Conference EIMR International Conference 2018 Kirkwall, UK Apr 27, 2018 The EIMR (Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables) conference was held April 24 - 27 2018 at different sites across the Scottish Highlands and Islands region, UK.  Most presentations are archived here.
Annex IV Workshop Exploring the State of Understanding and Practice used to Assess Social and Economic Risks and Benefits of Marine Renewable Energy Development Cork, Ireland Aug 31, 2017 This workshop was led by Annex IV and ORJIP to examine the data and information needed to permit MRE devices and arrays. The workshop was held at the conclusion of the EWTEC in Cork, Ireland. Prior to the workshop, registered participants were sent a set of suggested data types needed for permitting. With the help of guest speakers from Scotland and Canada, the stage was set for breakout groups to discuss the necessary approaches and outcomes of collecting and applying social and economic data for regulatory processes. Although 36 people registered for the workshop, approximately 50 participants engaged in the process.
Annex IV Workshop Management Measures Glasgow, UK May 9, 2017 This workshop was led by the Offshore Renewables Joint Industry Programme (ORJIP) and Annex IV and focused on management measures for ensuring that permitting of MRE devices could move forward in the face of uncertainty. The workshop was held on May 9 in Glasgow, Scotland. Prior to the workshop, a list of management measures associated with specific interactions of MRE devices with the marine environment was circulated to the participants. Twenty-six invited participants, including researchers, regulators, and developers, spent the day examining and contributing to the management measures that are available to the industry and regulators.
Ocean Renewable Energy Conference XI Pacific Region Marine Renewables Environmental Regulatory Workshop Portland, OR Sep 21, 2016 This workshop was held as an integral part of the Ocean Renewable Energy Conference, hosted by the Oregon Wave Energy Trust and the Pacific Ocean Energy Trust, to highlight the publication of  two documents that address potential environmental effects from marine renewable energy development, and that are integral to understanding how the region can move forward with permitting MRE development.
Annex IV Workshop Collision Risk for Marine Mammals and Tidal Turbines Edinbugh, UK Feb 22, 2016 A one-day workshop was held in Edinburgh, Scotland, bringing together regulators, marine energy researchers and industry representatives, to identify the key challenges within the consenting process regarding collision risk for marine wildlife with tidal turbines and to produce a coordinated action plan.
Annex IV Workshop State of the Science Nantes, France Sep 08, 2015 This workshop shared the outline of the 2016 State of the Science report with the research community at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC) and gathered input on key marine energy environmental topics.  The State of the Science report is being written to document our collection understanding in 2016, and will be available for public comment in February 2016.
NERC Workshop Update on Technology and Tools to De-Risk and Streamline Development Southampton, UK Apr 16, 2015 This conference session was the culmination of work sponsorred by NERC - DEFRA, in support of environmental investigations into marine renewable energy development. Presentations on research projects, technology development, and knowledge exchange activities are presented.
Annex IV/Nova Scotia Power/Acadia University Workshop Environmental Monitoring, Regulatory Needs & Scientific Capabilities Wolfville, Canada Nov 01, 2014 This one-day workshop was held in Wolfville Nova Scotia, bringing together regulators, marine energy researchers, and industry representatives, to determine what data are needed by regulators, and what data can resaonably be collected by researchers, to assist with siting and permitting (consenting) or marine energy devices.
EIMR Conference EIMR International Conference 2014 Stornoway, UK May 01, 2014 The EIMR (Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables) conference was held April 30 - May 1 2014 on the Isle of Lewis in the Hebrides, Scotland, UK at the An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway.  The presentations are archived here.  Annex IV was a sponsor of the conference.
Annex IV Workshop Best Practices for Monitoring Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Devices Stornoway, UK Apr 29, 2014 This one day workshop was held in Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, UK, in conjunction with the EIMR conference, to explore best practices for determining monitoring needs around wave and tidal energy converters, focusing on four key interactions of animals with devices: collision; attraction; avoidance/barrier effects; and mooring line interactions.
Annex IV Workshop Instrumentation for Monitoring around Marine Renewable Energy Devices Seattle, USA Jun 26, 2013 This two-day workshop allowed invited participants to share their expertise in environmental monitoring instrumentation, discuss experiences with instrumentation to study environmental changes around wave and tidal converters, and identify approaches to closing high priority gaps in monitoring capabilities.
FERC Seminar Recent Developments in Research on the Environmental Effects of MHK Technologies Washington DC, USA Apr 09, 2013 Experts came together to share new research developments on environmental effects of marine renewable energy, inclduing such  topics as: baseline assessments and post-installation monitoring; instrumentation for monitoring; modeling, laboratory studies and field experiments; and data synthesis and dissemination.
Annex IV Workshop Annex IV Experts Workshop #2 Dublin, Ireland Oct 15, 2012 This workshop was held October 15, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland (Dublin Convention Centre). The meeting was held under the International Energy Agency's implementing agreement on Ocean Energy Systems and collaboration with the Department of Energy. The workshop brought 55 technical experts  from 9 nations to provide input on Annex IV activities.
Annex IV Workshop Annex IV Experts Workshop Dublin, Ireland Sep 28, 2010 This workshop was held September 27-28, 2010 in Dublin, Ireland (Clontorf Castle Hotel) to kick off the Annex IV work on environmental effects of marine renewable energy. The workshop brought 58 technical experts from 8 nations to provide input on environmental effects.
PNNL/University of Washington Workshop Environmental Effects of Tidal Energy Development Seattle, USA Mar 25, 2010 This workshop brought together researchers from many nations to evaluate the environmental effects of tidal energy development, focused around defining and evaluating stressors and receptors at the pilot and commercial scale of marine renewable energy development.
Oregon State University Workshop Wave Energy Ecological Effects Workshop Corvallis, USA Oct 12, 2007 This workshop developed an initial assessment of the potential effects of wave energy development in the Oregon’s coastal ocean,  developing a general conceptual framework of physical and biological relationships that can be applied to assess both specific wave energy projects and cumulative effects of multiple projects.
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