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|Title||Author*||Date**||Type of Content||Technology Types||Stressors||Receptors|
|Modeling the Physical and Biochemical Influence of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant||Grandelli, P., et al.||September 2012||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals||Nearfield Habitat|
|Modeling the Physical and Biochemical Influence of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Plant Discharges into their Adjacent Waters||Grandelli, P., et al.||September 2012||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||N/A||N/A|
|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||Benthic Invertebrates, Ecosystem, Fish, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles|
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Environmental Impacts||NOAA Office of Ocean & Coastal Resource Management||January 2010||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, EMF||Ecosystem, Nearfield Habitat|
|Worldwide Synthesis and Analysis of Existing Information Regarding Environmental Effects of Alternative Energy Uses on the Outer Continental Shelf||Michel, J., et al.||July 2007||Report||Marine Energy general, Ocean Current, OTEC, Wave, Wind Energy general, Offshore Wind||Dynamic Device, Static Device||Benthic Invertebrates, Birds, Farfield Environment, Fish, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles, Socio-economics|
|Review and Analysis of Ocean Energy Systems Development and Supporting Policies||AEA Energy & Environment||June 2006||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC, Tidal, Wave||N/A||Socio-economics|
|Potential and Future Prospects for Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) In Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)||Binger, A.||January 2004||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||N/A||Socio-economics|
|The 40 MWe OTEC Plant at Kahe Point, Oahu, Hawaii: A Case Study of Potential Biological Impacts||Harrison, J.||February 1987||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||N/A||N/A|
|The Potential Impact of Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) on Fisheries||Myers, E., et al.||June 1986||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Energy Removal||Fish|
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion: Environmental Effects Assessment Program Plan, 1981-85||NOAA Office of Ocean Minerals and Energy||June 1982||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Energy Removal, Static Device||N/A|
|Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Final Environmental Impact Statement||National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration||July 1981||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Noise, Static Device||Farfield Environment, Nearfield Habitat, Socio-economics, Environmental Impact Assessment|
|Assessment and Control of OTEC Ecological Impacts||Wilde, P., Sandusky, J., Jassby, A.||December 1978||Report||Marine Energy general, OTEC||Chemicals, Static Device||Socio-economics, Legal and Policy|