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|Title||Author*||Date**||Type of Content||Technology Types||Stressors||Receptors|
|Observing Ocean Changes at the Nation's First SWAC System||Comfort, C., et al.||September 2013||Presentation||Marine Energy general, OTEC||N/A||Ecosystem|
|Electricity Generation by the Ocean Thermal Energy||Etemadi, A., et al.||December 2011||Journal Article||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Energy Removal, Static Device||Ecosystem, Farfield Environment, Nearfield Habitat|
|Potential OTEC Impacts in the Hawaiian Marine Environment||Parke, M.||January 2010||Presentation||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, EMF, Noise, Static Device||Benthic Invertebrates, Ecosystem, Farfield Environment, Fish, Nearfield Habitat|
|Renewable Energy From the Ocean: A Guide to OTEC||Avery, W., Wu, C.||January 1994||Book||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Static Device||Ecosystem, Farfield Environment, Nearfield Habitat, Socio-economics|
|Research and Developments on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion||Wang, C., et al.||February 2011||Journal Article||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Static Device||Benthic Invertebrates, Ecosystem|
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Assessing Potential Physical, Chemical and Biological Impacts and Risks||Coastal Response Research Center||June 2010||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, EMF, Noise, Static Device||Ecosystem, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Reptiles|
|Potential Environmental Consequences of Enhanced Ocean Upwelling||Karl, D., et al.||September 2013||Presentation||Marine Energy (General), OTEC||N/A||Ecosystem Processes|
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Environmental Impacts||NOAA Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management||January 2010||Report||Marine Energy (General), OTEC||Chemicals, EMF, Entrapment||Ecosystem Processes, Nearfield Habitat|
|A framework to evaluate the environmental impact of OCEAN energy devices||Mendoza, E., et al.||June 2019||Journal Article||Marine Energy (General), Ocean Current, OTEC, Tidal, Wave, Offshore Wind||Attraction, Avoidance, Collision, Noise||Birds, Seabirds, Shorebirds, Ecosystem Processes, Fish, Invertebrates, Marine Mammals, Cetaceans, Pinnipeds, Nearfield Habitat, Physical Environment, Environmental Impact Assessment|