Expert Form #6
Lead by Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
February 27, 2017
The purpose of this forum was to discuss how our experts collect, analyze and interpret data; determine the extent to which there is room to standardize data across projects for comparison purposes; and to determine where gaps in data and methods exist. Standardization issues discussed included:
- What level of standardization is important, and feasible, for monitoring around devices? For example, should everyone use the same instruments and methods to make the data completely comparable, or is measuring the same parameters using a variety of well calibrated instruments and methods sufficient?
- How should standard collection of data be driven by the specific questions of interest?
- What is the role and importance of control or reference sites?
- Do the issues differ between fish and marine mammals?
The slides presented are available here.
Attendees at the Forum included:
- Anna Redden, Haley Viehman Acadia University
- Jason Wood, SMRU Consulting
- Nate Johnson, ORPC
- Caitlin Long, European Marine Energy Centre
- Hans Chr. Soerensen, Wave Dragon
- Paul Morgan, Jennifer Fox, Aquatera
- Melissa Oldreive, FORCE
- Gayle Zydlewski, Aurélie Daroux, University of Maine
- Danielle Rioux, NOAA
- Samantha Eaves, US Department of Energy
- Carys Burgess, Cape Sharp Tidal
- Andrea Copping, Jonathan Whiting, Nichole Sather, Amy Woodbury, Mikaela Freeman, Shari Matzner, Garrett Staines, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
A video recording of the discussion has been posted below:
- Expert Forum #4: Expert Forum: Risk of Collision between Marine Mammals and Tidal Turbines - Assessing at the Population Level, Online, 16 August 2016
- Expert Forum #3: Expert Forum: Potential Risks to Larvae and Plankton from Tidal Turbines, Online, 11 August 2016
- Expert Forum #2: Expert Forum: Risk of Collision between Marine Animals and Tidal Turbines, Online, 16 December 2014