Webinar #5 in DOE MHK Webinar Series
April 3, 2012
Efforts to gain a better understanding of the potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy devices are occurring all over the world. Sharing environmental data will help increase understanding of effects, minimize the potential for redundancy of efforts, and increase the efficiency of the permitting and consenting processes. This webinar discussed the Annex IV Project, an international effort initiated by the International Energy Agency’s Ocean Energy Systems Implementing Agreement (OES-IA) to identify research or data collection efforts that are being conducted around the world, along with available results, and produce a public database to house this information.
Speaker Presentation Materials
- Opening Remarks (Simon Geerlofs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
- Introduction of OES-IA and the Annex IV Project (John Huckerby, Chair of the OES-IA Executive Committee)
- Implementation of the Annex IV Project (Hoyt Battey, US Department of Energy, Wind and Water Power Program)
- Exploring the Annex IV database* (Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
- A regulatory perspective on the Annex IV database (Stephen Bowler and Andy Bernick, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission)
- Closing Remarks (Anna Coffey, US DOE)
*Dr. Copping's presentation focused on a live demo of the Tethys knowledge base and may be seen via the video capture of the webinar, below.
A video recording of the webinar has been posted below: