|The US Department of Interior’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and Oregon State University’s Hatfield Marine Science Center (OSU) are cooperating to convene this conference to bring together scientists, managers, and other interested parties to learn about developments in our understanding about the environmental effects of marine renewable energy development off the Oregon Coast.
It has been five years since the last workshop designed to examine these issues, and a great deal has changed in the interim. The Conference will provide a venue for the discussion of these issues and reporting on completed and current projects, and we solicit abstracts for poster and oral presentations. It will also provide perspectives on agency needs for environmental information, and breakout groups of invited experts will evaluate critical needs. The first day of the meeting will be open to the public but limited by available space, controlled by registration. Register Now
Additional information, documentation, and materials for participants will be available at http://hmsc.oregonstate.edu/rec/
Marine renewable energy is planned for development on the Outer Continental Shelf off Oregon and much of the Pacific Northwest, focused on extraction of energy from wind and waves. Multiple issues related to siting and environmental considerations remain to be resolved. Research programs are addressing diverse questions regarding environmental effects while state and federal entities more forward with plans and processes for project siting and permitting. These developments, most of which have taken place in the last five years, create a need to gather this information together, assess the current research inventory, and identify the gaps and priorities for new research associated with marine renewable energy.
The Oregon Marine Renewable Energy Environmental Science Conference has three major goals.
Online Registration is Closed
Attendee registration includes:
Wednesday, November 28:
Abstracts for posters and/or 3 minute ‘lightning round’ highlights to be presented the evening of November 28 are encouraged. We are particularly interested in papers that describe recent (completed in last 5 years) or current research on environmental effects of wave or offshore wind in the Pacific Northwest. Abstracts for evening posters or lightning round summaries are now being accepted.
Abstracts should be submitted in Microsoft Word format, Title at top followed by the author(s) affiliation and email contact for the first author. The body of the abstract should be no less than 250 words and no longer than 500 words, and one figure may be included with the abstract in jpeg format; abstracts will be put on a website prior to the meeting, and will be included in the proceedings volume from the workshop.
|For more information, contact a member of the
Conference Steering Committee:
George Boehlert, Oregon State University