OES-Annex IV held a workshop in Cherbourg, Normandy - France around the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE). This workshop will bring 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. The workshop will focus on developing best management practices for data transfer and collection consistency. This workshop builds on previous workshops held with MRE regulators to gain insight into their ability to use data from one project or an analogous industry to permit or consent another MRE development.
Data Transferability and Collection Consistency Workshop Report