Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions

Book

Title: Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions
Publication Date:
January 01, 2014
Pages: 176
Publisher: Springer

Document Access

Website: External Link

Citation

Shields, M.; Payne, A. (2014). Humanity and the Sea: Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions (1 ed.). Springer.
Abstract: 
  • Brings together research focused on improving our understanding of marine renewable energy and environmental interactions
  • Covers environmental topics related to wind, wave and tidal energy technology
  • Describes novel methods for collecting data in locations with extreme environmental conditions

It is now widely recognized that there is a need for long-term secure and suitable sustainable forms of energy. Renewable energy from the marine environment, in particular renewable energy from tidal currents, wave and wind, can help achieve a sustainable energy future. Our understanding of environmental impacts and suitable mitigation methods associated with extracting renewable energy from the marine environment is improving all the time, and it is essential that we be able to distinguish between natural and anthropocentric drivers and impacts. An overview of current understanding of the environmental implications of marine renewable energy technology is provided.

 

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Marine Renewable Energy
  2. The Physics and Hydrodynamic Setting of Marine Renewable Energy
  3. Baselines and Monitoring Methods for Detecting Impacts of Hydrodynamic Energy Extraction on Intertidal Communities of Rocky Shores
  4. Assessing the Impact of Windfarms in Subtidal, Exposed Marine Areas
  5. The Influence of Fisheries Exclusion and Addition of Hard Substrata on Fish and Crustaceans
  6. Marine Renewable Energy, Electromagnetic (EM) Fields and EM-Sensitive Animals
  7. Seabirds and Marine Renewables: Are we Asking the Right Questions?
  8. Marine Renewable Energy and Environmental Interactions: Baseline Assessments of Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles and Benthic Communities on the Oregon Shelf
  9. Rethinking Underwater Sound-Recording Methods to Work at Tidal-Stream and Wave-Energy Sites 
  10. Tracking Technologies for Quantifying Marine Mammal Interactions with Tidal Turbines: Pitfalls and Possibilities
  11. Strategic Sectoral Planning for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scotland
  12. Strangford Lough and the SeaGen Tidal Turbine
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