Marine Energy (General)

A broad term that refers to the various ways to generate electricity from the world’s oceans, seas, and rivers.

Marine Renewable Energy

 

Marine renewable energy (MRE), also known as marine and hydrokinetic energy (MHK), is a broad term that refers to the various ways to generate electricity from the world’s oceans, seas, and rivers. Movement of water occurs naturally in these bodies of water in the form of waves, tides, and currents. Although many are in early stages of research and development, there is a wide variety of MRE technologies capable of generating electricity from the movement of water, as well as from differences in water temperature and salinity.

 

The relevant technologies can be classified into the following categories:

 

The environmental concerns associated with MRE technologies vary substantially based on the technology type, device design, and location. The primary environmental concerns typically encompass animal collisions with dynamic devices, impacts from underwater noise, and the physical environment.

 

Please note: Tethys classifies offshore wind energy separately from MRE.

 

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Total Results: 1881
Title Author Date Type of Contentsort descending Technology Type Stressor Receptor
Marine Renewable Energy and Environmental Interactions: Baseline Assessments of Seabirds, Marine Mammals, Sea Turtles and Benthic Communities on the Oregon Shelf Henkel, S., Suryan, R., Lagerquist, B. February 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Invertebrates, Birds, Marine Mammals, Reptiles
Confusion Reigns? A Review of Marine Megafauna Interactions with Tidal-Stream Environments Benjamins, S., et al. August 2015 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal Birds, Marine Mammals
Strangford Lough and the SeaGen Tidal Turbine Savidge, G., et al. February 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal
Challenge of Using Passive Acoustic Monitoring in High-Energy Environments: UK Tidal Environments and Other Case Studies Booth, C. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
Tracking Technologies for Quantifying Marine Mammal Interactions with Tidal Turbines: Pitfalls and Possibilities Hastie, G., et al. February 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal Marine Mammals
Seabirds and Marine Renewables: Are we Asking the Right Questions? Scott, B., et al. February 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Birds, Seabirds
Measurement of Underwater Operational Noise Emitted by Wave and Tidal Stream Energy Devices Lepper, P., Robinson, S. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave Noise
Effects of Renewable Energy Production and Infrastructure on Wildlife Sanchez-Zapata, J., et al. May 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Ecosystem Processes
Renewables, Shipping, and Protected Species: A Vanishing Opportunity for Effective Marine Spatial Planning? Petruny, L., Wright, A., Smith, C. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Noise Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning, Navigation
Underwater Sound Levels at a Wave Energy Device Testing Facility in Falmouth Bay, UK Garrett, J., Witt, M., Johanning, L. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Noise
Effects of Underwater Turbine Noise on Crab Larval Metamorphosis Pine, M., Jeffs, A., Radford, C. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal Noise Invertebrates
Expert Elicitation Methods in Quantifying the Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance from Offshore Renewable Energy Developments Donovan, C., et al. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Noise
Understanding the Population Consequences of Acoustic Disturbance for Marine Mammals Harwood, J., et al. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Noise Marine Mammals
Fulfilling EU Laws to Ensure Marine Mammal Protection During Marine Renewable Construction Operations in Scotland Dolman, S., et al. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Noise Marine Mammals, Cetaceans, Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy
Numerical Modelling of Wave Energy Converters: Environmental Impact Assessment Kregting, L., Elsäßer, B. June 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Changes in Flow Sediment Transport, Water Quality
Recent Developments in Ocean Energy and Offshore Wind: Financial Challenges and Environmental Misconceptions Esteban, M., Gasparatos, A., Doll, C. September 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
The Impact of Marine Renewable Energy Extraction on Sediment Dynamics Neill, S., Robins, P., Fairley, I. April 2017 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave Changes in Flow Physical Environment, Sediment Transport
Marine Renewable Energy, Electromagnetic (EM) Fields and EM-Sensitive Animals Gill, A., et al. February 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) EMF
An Introduction to Marine Renewable Energy Sheilds, M. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave, Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
The Physics and Hydrodynamic Setting of Marine Renewable Energy Woolf, D., et al. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave
Baselines and Monitoring Methods for Detecting Impacts of Hydrodynamic Energy Extraction on Intertidal Communities of Rocky Shores Want, A., et al. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Changes in Flow Invertebrates
The Influence of Fisheries Exclusion and Addition of Hard Substrata on Fish and Crustaceans Wilhelmsson, D., Langhamer, O. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave, Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Invertebrates, Fish
Rethinking Underwater Sound-Recording Methods to Work at Tidal-Stream and Wave-Energy Sites Wilson, B., et al. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave Noise
Strategic Sectoral Planning for Offshore Renewable Energy in Scotland Davies, I., Pratt, D. January 2014 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave, Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
Wave and Tidal Energy: Environmental Effects Iglesias, G., et al. July 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave Physical Environment, Nearfield Habitat
Marine Planning: An Ocean Energy Perspective Johnson, K., Wright, G. January 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General)
Consenting ocean energy projects: issues, challenges and opportunities O'Hagen, A., Wright, G. January 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy
Ensuring the sustainable development of ocean energy technologies through environmental assessment laws and policies Wright, G., Willsteed, E., O'Hagan, A. January 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy
A Sea of Troubles? Evaluating User Conflicts in the Development of Ocean Energy de Groot, J., et al. January 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Stakeholder Engagement
Environmental implications of offshore energy Gill, A., et al. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
Wave and Tidal Energy Johnson, K., Kerr, S. January 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave
Compatibility of offshore energy installations with marine protected areas Thurstan, R., Yates, K., O'Leary, B. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Ecosystem Processes
Meaningful stakeholder participation in marine spatial planning with offshore energy Yates, K. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Stakeholder Engagement
Marine spatial planning Ehler, C. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Methods and utility of ecosystem service trade-off analysis for guiding marine planning of offshore energy Stevens, J., Lester, S., White, C. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Social & Economic Data
Challenges and opportunities for governance in marine spatial planning Greenhill, L. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Displacement of existing activities Kafas, A., Donohue, P., Davies, I. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Fisheries, Marine Spatial Planning
Tracing regime shifts in the provision of coastal-marine cultural ecosystem services Gee, K., Burkhard, B. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Social & Economic Data
Capturing benefits Hooper, T., Ashley, M., Austen, M. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
Marine spatial planning and stakeholder collaboration Brooks, P., Jedele, T. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Stakeholder Engagement
Co-locating offshore wind farms and marine protected areas Ashley, M., et al. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
The future of marine spatial planning Bradshaw, C., Greenhill, L., Yates, K. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Coastal Environments — Challenges for Integrated Management in Multi-use Settings O’Mahony, C., et al. December 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General)
Environmental aspects and economics of salinity gradient power (SGP) processes Papapetrou, M., Kumpavat, K. January 2016 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Salinity Gradient Human Dimensions
Taking Account of Land-Sea Interactions in Marine Spatial Planning Kidd, S., Jones, H., Jay, S. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Challenges and Opportunities for Ecosystem-Based Management and Marine Spatial Planning in the Irish Sea O'Higgins, T., et al. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning
Maritime/Marine Spatial Planning at the Interface of Research and Practice Ehler, C., Zaucha, J., Gee, K. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Systematic Conservation Planning as a Tool to Advance Ecologically or Biologically Significant Area and Marine Spatial Planning Processes Harris, L., et al. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Stakeholder Engagement
Can Classical Location Theory Apply to Sea Space? Zaucha, J. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Maritime Spatial Planning and the EU’s Blue Growth Policy: Past, Present and Future Perspectives Schultz-Zehden, A., Weig, B., Lukic, I. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Socio-cultural Dimensions of Marine Spatial Planning McKinley, E., Acott, T., Stojanovic, T. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Adding People to the Sea: Conceptualizing Social Sustainability in Maritime Spatial Planning Saunders, F., Gilek, M., Tafon, R. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Politics and Power in Marine Spatial Planning Flannery, W., Clarke, J., McAteer, B. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning
Towards a Ladder of Marine/Maritime Spatial Planning Participation Morf, A., et al. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
The Ocean Perspective Gee, K. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Linking Integrated Coastal Zone Management to Maritime Spatial Planning: The Mediterranean Experience Ramieri, E., Bocci, M., Markovic, M. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Stakeholder Processes in Marine Spatial Planning: Ambitions and Realities from the European Atlantic Experience Twomey, S., O'Mahony, C. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Stakeholder Engagement
Scenario-Building for Marine Spatial Planning McGowan, L., Jay, S., Kidd, S. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Managing Risk Through Marine Spatial Planning Cormier, R., Kannen, A. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
The Role of the Law of the Sea in Marine Spatial Planning Pyć, D. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning
The Need for Marine Spatial Planning in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction Altvater, S., Fletcher, R., Passarello, C. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning, Stakeholder Engagement
Evaluation of Marine Spatial Planning: Valuing the Process, Knowing the Impacts Varjopuro, R. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Education and Training for Maritime Spatial Planners Calado, H., et al. January 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Marine Spatial Planning
Effects of Noise on Marine Mammals Erbe, C., Dunlop, R., Dolman, S. August 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Noise Marine Mammals
Effects of Man-Made Sound on Fishes Hawkins, A., Popper, A. August 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Noise Fish
Biodiversity Issues Should Be Better Taken into Account in the Energy Transition Hallosserie, A., et al. August 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Climate Change, Legal & Policy, Stakeholder Engagement
Sustainable Hydropower: Using Ecosystem-based Adaptation to Increase Local Adaptation Capacity in Brazil Garcia, K., et al. September 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Riverine Human Dimensions, Climate Change
Optimization of Wave Farm Location and Layout for Coastal Protection Bergillos, R., Rodriguez-Delgado, C., Iglesias, G. January 2020 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Changes in Flow
Wave Energy Converter Configuration for Coastal Erosion Mitigation Bergillos, R., Rodriguez-Delgado, C., Iglesias, G. January 2020 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Changes in Flow
Management of Coastal Flooding Under Climate Change Through Wave Farms Bergillos, R., Rodriguez-Delgado, C., Iglesias, G. January 2020 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Wave Changes in Flow Human Dimensions, Climate Change
Ensuring Co-benefits for Biodiversity, Climate Change and Sustainable Development Smith, R., et al. August 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions, Climate Change, Environmental Impact Assessment, Legal & Policy, Marine Spatial Planning
Modeling Hydro-environmental Impacts of Tidal Range Renewable Energy Projects in Coastal Waters Falconer, R., Angeloudis, A., Ahmadian, R. February 2018 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), Tidal Changes in Flow Physical Environment, Sediment Transport, Water Quality
Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy Mazhar, N., Zia, S. September 2019 Book Chapter Marine Energy (General), OTEC, Wave, Wind Energy (General)
Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources ABP Marine Environmental Research May 2008 Website Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave, Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
European Marine Energy Centre European Marine Energy Centre January 2003 Website Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave
Multipurpose Marine Cadastre National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management January 2012 Website Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions
National Register of Historic Places Database National Park Service January 2011 Website Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Human Dimensions
OES GIS Map: Offshore Installations Worldwide Ocean Energy Systems (OES) January 2014 Website Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind
Oregon Marine Map MarineMap Consortium January 2012 Website Marine Energy (General) Habitat Change Nearfield Habitat, Human Dimensions
SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research Research Councils UK January 2012 Website Marine Energy (General)
The Hawaii Coastal Use Mapping Project National Marine Protected Areas Center September 2011 Website Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions
UsSEABED US Geological Survey, University of Colorado January 2011 Website Marine Energy (General)
Wave Energy Centre Website Wave Energy Centre January 2003 Website Marine Energy (General), Wave
Impact Assessment Tool Aquatera January 2015 Website Marine Energy (General) Nearfield Habitat
Triton: Environmental Technologies for Marine Energy Harker-Klimes, G. December 2016 Website Marine Energy (General) Nearfield Habitat
Nova Scotia Tidal Energy Atlas Acadia Tidal Energy Institute, TEKMap Consulting, FORCE January 2017 Website Marine Energy (General), Tidal
A Framework for an International Marine Energy Roadmap Mueller, M., et al. January 2007 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions
EPRI Workshop on EMF and Aquatic Life Electric Power Research Institute April 2013 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) EMF Nearfield Habitat
Ecological Effects of Wave Energy Development in the Pacific Northwest Boehlert, G., McMurray, G., Tortorici, C. September 2008 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Wave
Environmental Effects of Tidal Energy Development: Proceedings of a Scientific Workshop Polagye, B., et al. April 2011 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Tidal Human Dimensions
Impact of Power Extraction on the Florida Current/Gulf Stream System Bozec, A., Chassignet, E., Hanson, H. February 2011 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) Changes in Flow Physical Environment
Instrumentation for Monitoring around Marine Renewable Energy Converters: Workshop Final Report Polagye, B., et al. January 2014 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) Nearfield Habitat
Joint Programme on Ocean Energy Carlier, A., De Roeck, Y. December 2011 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General)
OES-IA Annex IV: Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Copping, A., O'Toole, M. April 2011 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) Human Dimensions
Proceedings of the Hydrokinetic and Wave Energy Technologies Technical and Environmental Issues Workshop US Department of Energy March 2006 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General) Chemicals Nearfield Habitat, Human Dimensions
ICES SGWTE Report 2011: Report of the Study Group on Environmental Impacts of Wave and Tidal Energy International Council for the Exploration of the Sea March 2011 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Tidal, Wave Habitat Change Human Dimensions
Status and Applications of Acoustic Mitigation and Monitoring Systems for Marine Mammals Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement November 2009 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Noise Marine Mammals
Wave Energy Ecological Effects Workshop: Ecological Assessment Briefing Paper McMurray, G. October 2007 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Wave
How Deep does an Anchor Penetrate the Seafloor? Maushake, C. November 2013 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Wind Energy (General), Offshore Wind Nearfield Habitat
Proceedings of the 4th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop University of Oxford March 2015 Workshop Article Marine Energy (General), Tidal

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