In 2022, OES-Environmental and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory partnered to produce an illustrated video series on the environmental effects of marine energy with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office. Each video is available below, with links to additional information and resources. Visit the Educational Resources page for more related content.
Overview of Environmental Effects
- Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Brochure - provides an overview of environmental of MRE, including case studies.
- 2020 State of the Science - a comprehensive review of the scientific information on environmental effects of MRE.
- All Tethys Documents: https://tethys.pnnl.gov/stressor/noise
- Short Science Summary: Underwater Noise
- 2020 State of the Science Report - Chapter 4: Risk to Marine Animals from Underwater Noise Generated by Marine Renewable Energy Devices
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
- All Tethys Documents: https://tethys.pnnl.gov/stressor/emf
- Short Science Summary: Electromagnetic Fields
- 2020 State of the Science Report - Chapter 5: Risk to Animals from Electromagnetic Fields Emitted by Electric Cables and Marine Renewable Energy Devices
Changes in Habitat
- All Tethys Documents: https://tethys.pnnl.gov/stressor/habitat-change
- Short Science Summary: Changes in Benthic and Pelagic Habitats
- 2020 State of the Science Report - Chapter 6: Changes in Benthic and Pelagic Habitats Caused by Marine Renewable Energy Devices