OES-Environmental and ORJIP Ocean Energy invite you to join the first International Forum on MRE Environmental R&D that will present and review the latest in research and monitoring around marine renewable energy (MRE) sites. This forum consists of three different webinars, each running from 8am – 10am PT (3pm – 5pm UTC) on April 21, 22, and 23, 2020. The purpose of the forum is to share the most recent environmental research and monitoring results with a broad audience. The primary audiences we hope to reach will include regulators, MRE device and project developers, and other researchers. Each webinar will showcase four to five experts.
The first webinar, Update on Monitoring and Research Around Turbines, will be held 21 April; the second webinar, Design and Application of Integrated Monitoring Platforms for Monitoring Around MRE Devices, will be held 22 April; and the third webinar, Updates on Monitoring and Research Around Wave Devices, will be held 23 April.
- Dr Doug Gillespie is a physicist by training (PhD Particle Physics, Univ’ Liverpool 1993). Since 1995 he has been developing software for the detection and tracking of marine mammals using passive acoustics. He currently manages, and is a key developer of the PAMGuard software, an open source project providing Detection Classification and Localisation algorithms for monitoring marine mammal vocalisations. Current research interests involve the development of multi-hydrophone tracking arrays for fine scale movement studies of small cetaceans in the vicinity of tidal energy generators. He is currently completing analysis of a large dataset tracking porpoises around a tidal turbine in Scotland. High frequency (500kHz) data were collected continuously (24/7) on 12 hydrophones for a two-year period with initial processing taking place in real time, followed by operator screening, resulting in around 1500 porpoise encounters and multiple tracks of animals passing close to the turbine.
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Sustainable Marine Energy - Craig Chandler
Sabella - Diane Dhomé
- Diane Dhomé is head of commercial projects at SABELLA, a French company developing a tidal turbine technology. She joined SABELLA more than 8 years ago as a project manager after her engineering studies in France and Sweden and a specialization in marine renewable energies. She was involved in the flagship demonstration project Sabella D10, including environmental impact assessment, environmental monitoring, permitting, construction and marine operations. She is now also in charge of the PHARES project which will include two commercial tidal turbines for Ushant island. She is also involved in pre-commercial projects.
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Minesto - Gemma Veneruso