Environmental Impact Assessment for Operational OTEC Platforms

Conference Paper

Title: Environmental Impact Assessment for Operational OTEC Platforms
Authors: Sands, M.
Publication Date:
September 17, 1979
Conference Name: OCEANS '79
Conference Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Pages: 546 - 547
Publisher: IEEE
Technology Type:

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Citation

Sands, M. (1979). Environmental Impact Assessment for Operational OTEC Platforms. Paper Presented at the OCEANS '79, San Diego, CA, USA.
Abstract: 

As the Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) Program advances toward commercialization, the potential environmental impacts of large scale development must be assessed. Design modifications that will mitigate or reduce potentially adverse effects must be identified and incorporated into the design configurations. In the second phase of Interstate Electronic's OTEC Environmental Impact Assessment Program sponsored by the Department of Energy, the key issues associated with the deployment and operation of demonstration and commercial size plants are under evaluation.

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