Tools

Over the years, specialty tools have been created by OES-Environmental or requested by the Tethys community via the annual peer review. Some of these tools are linked with other content on Tethys, while others may be stand-alone assessments. The following are the available tools and resources:

  • MRE Risk Retirement: The risk retirement process helps determine which interactions of MRE devices and the marine environment are low risk and may be “retired”, and which may need further data collection or mitigation applied to reduce the risks to an acceptable level. This process provides additional tools, including: 
    • Evidence Bases: The evidence bases are lists of key research papers and monitoring reports for each stressor that support risk retirement for small numbers of MRE devices.
    • Guidance Documents: The guidance documents can be used internationally to organize and evaluate potential environmental, social, and economic effects within a general regulatory context.
  • MRE Discoverability Matrix: The monitoring datasets discoverability matrix classifies monitoring datasets from already consented projects for six stressors allowing regulators, advisors, and/or developers to discover datasets and evaluate the consistency of information from an already consented project that will allow for the transfer of data to future projects.
  • MRE Management Measures Tool: A tool generating possible management measures to safeguard marine animals and habitats, meant to aid marine energy developers.
  • MRE Regulatory Frameworks: Basic summaries are provided for each nation involved in Ocean Energy Systems (OES).