Over the years, specialty tools have been created by OES-Environmental, WREN, SEER, 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:

  • Marine Energy Risk Retirement: The risk retirement process helps determine which interactions of marine energy 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 marine energy 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.
  • Marine Energy 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.
  • Marine Energy Educational Resources: OES-Environmental has compiled educational resources to increase awareness and understanding of MRE and associated environmental effects as well as support the future workforce. The materials and resources on this page can be used by students of all ages and educational backgrounds.
  • Marine Energy Management Measures Tool: A tool generating possible management measures to safeguard marine animals and habitats, meant to aid marine energy developers.
  • Marine Energy Regulatory Frameworks: Basic summaries are provided for each nation involved in Ocean Energy Systems (OES).
  • Marine Energy Social and Economic Data Collection Toolkit: This toolkit facilitates easy access to information on social and economic data, how to collect it (baseline and impacts), with examples, and guides data collection efforts with a template.
  • Wind Energy Monitoring and Mitigation Technologies Tool: Free, online catalog of monitoring and mitigating technologies developed to assess and reduce potential wildlife impacts resulting from land-based and offshore wind energy development.
  • Wind Pacific Research Projects Finder: Compiles information on planned, ongoing, and recently completed research projects relevant to better understanding the environmental effects of offshore wind development along the U.S. Pacific Coast.
  • Wind US Research Recommendations: The SEER project and partners compiled databases of research recommendations that are relevant to the environmental effects of offshore wind energy development on the U.S. Atlantic and Pacific Coasts.