The Annex IV initiative announces the release of the 2016 State of the Science report. Annex IV focuses on environmental effects of marine renewable energy development, primarily from waves and tides, under the Ocean Energy Systems (OES), a collaboration of 23 nations brought together under the International Energy Agency. Under OES, countries focus on research, development, and demonstration of energy conversion technologies from all forms of ocean renewable resources. Annex IV is led by the US and involves thirteen nations, spanning five continents. For more information on OES and the Annex IV initiative please visit https://tethys.pnnl.gov/about-annex-iv.
The 2016 Annex IV State of the Science report was written for government regulators, policy makers, resource managers, marine renewable energy developers, researchers, and stakeholders. The full report consists of 10 chapters spanning over 200 pages. The Executive Summary provides a broad overview of the material in the full report. The one page summaries provide highlights of eight key technical issues.
You may download the State of the Science report, Executive Summary, and one page summaries, from the links below.
- Download the Full Report (Low Resolution: 10MB)
- Download the Full Report (Medium Resolution: 23MB)
- Download the Full Report (Print Resolution: 50MB)
- Download the Executive Summary (in English; translations into other Annex IV national languages are available below)
- Short Science Summaries: