Effects of Renewable Energy Installations on Marine Ecosystems

Tuesday, September 6, 2011: 8:00 AM-3:00 PM
602 (Washington State Convention Center)
The climate change debate has increased efforts to develop technologies for exploiting alternative energy sources. The marine environment offers several options, including tidal, wave and wind energy.  Of particular concern are the potential for fish and marine mammals to collide with submarine installations or noise and electric fields to affect physiology and behavior.  Impacts to fish and birds may be seen at the population level, while other marine species (e.g., cetaceans, pinnipeds, and turtles) may be affected at the individual level.  Potential effects on benthic and pelagic habitats from marine energy devices may also lead to wider biological communities and ecosystems important for fish development and fisheries management. This symposium will bring together international marine scientists to present their research on the environmental effects of marine renewable energy and identify potential monitoring and mitigation strategies to address these effects.
Moderators:
Keith Kirkendall, Andrea Copping, Brian Polagye and Mark Hartl
Organizer:
Keith Kirkendall
8:00 AM
Setting Priorities for Environmental Effects of Tidal and Wave Development Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Simon Geerlofs, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
8:15 AM
Assessment of Benthic Habitats and Communities in Areas Targeted for Offshore Wave Energy Development Sarah K. Henkel, Oregon State University; Chris Goldfinger, Oregon State University
8:45 AM
Fish Injury and Mortality from Fluid Forces of Conventional Hydroelectric Turbines Implications for New River and Tidal Hydrokinetic Projects Sharon H. Kramer, H. T. Harvey & Associates; Stephen V. Amaral, Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.; Paul T. Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute
9:00 AM
Near-Field Interactions of Hydrokinetic Turbines and Fish Paul T. Jacobson, Electric Power Research Institute; Stephen V. Amaral, Alden Research Laboratory, Inc.; Theodore Castro-Santos, U.S. Geological Survey; Douglas A. Dixon, Electric Power Research Institute
9:15 AM
Modeling Probability of Encounter of Freshwater and Marine Organisms with Hydrokinetic Devices in Riverine and Ocean Currents Peter E. Schweizer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Glenn F. Cada, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Mark S. Bevelhimer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
9:30 AM
Challenges When Characterizing Biological Communities at Marine Kinetic Energy Sites John Horne, University of Washington; Sandra Parker-Stetter, University of Washington; David Barbee, University of Washington; Jennifer Nomura, University of Washington; Brian Polagye, University of Washington; Jim Thomson, University of Washington; Kurt Fresh, NOAA/NMFS/NWFSC
9:45 AM
Morning Break
10:15 AM
Field Evaluation of Fish Interactions with a Commercial-Scale Marine Hydrokinetic Device Haley A. Viehman, University of Maine; Gayle B. Zydlewski, University of Maine; Garrett Staines, University of Maine; James McCleave, University of Maine
10:30 AM
Developing Capabilities for Tidal Hydrokinetic Blade Strike Monitoring Brian Polagye, University of Washington; Sharon H. Kramer, H. T. Harvey & Associates; Sandra Parker-Stetter, University of Washington; Jim Thomson, University of Washington
10:45 AM
Assessing Risk to Migrating Fishes of Interactions with Turbines in Minas Passage, Bay of Fundy Anna M. Redden, Acadia University; Jeremy Broome, Acadia University; Michael J. W. Stokesbury, Acadia University; Rod Bradford, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
11:00 AM
Approaches to Ambient Noise Characterization at Tidal Energy Sites Christopher S. Bassett, University of Washington; Brian Polagye, University of Washington; Jim Thomson, University of Washington
 
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Synthesizing the Effects of Acute Ship Noise Associated with Liquid Natural Gase Terminals on the Blood Chemistry of Selected Marine Teleosts (Withdrawn)
11:15 AM
Marine Mammals, Noise and Tidal Turbine Demonstration Sites Dominic Tollit, University of Saint Andrews; Jason Wood, University of Saint Andrews; Brian Polagye, University of Washington; Jim Thomson, University of Washington; Anna M. Redden, Acadia University
11:45 AM
Acoustic Detection of Marine Fish and Mammals in the Vinicity of Tidal Turbines Thomas Carlson, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
12:00 PM
Lunch Break
1:15 PM
EMF Effects from Marine Hydrokinetic Devices Stephen Kajiura, Florida Atlantic University
1:30 PM
Assessing the Behavioral Responses of Dungeness Crab Exposed to Laboratory-Induced Electromagnetic Fields Dana Woodruff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; William Pratt, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Val Cullinan, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Jeff Ward, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Guri Roesijadi, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
1:45 PM
Behavioral Responses of Paddlefish, Lake Sturgeon, and Fathead Minnows to Electromagnetic Fields Mark S. Bevelhimer, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Allison Fortner, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Glenn F. Cada, Oak Ridge National Laboratory; Kristina Riemer, Lawrence University
2:00 PM
Assessing the Impacts of Electromagnetic Fields on Aquatic Organisms Irvin Schultz, Battelle Pacific Northwest National Laboratory - Marine Sciences Lab; Guri Roesijadi, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Jeff Ward, Pacific Northwest National Lab; Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory; Dana Woodruff, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
2:15 PM
Working with Fisheries Stakeholders for Marine Spatial Planning and Renewable Energy David Beutel, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
2:30 PM
A Process for Developing Monitoring Standards to Assess the Effects of Offshore Renewable Energy on Fisheries Sarah L. Smith, Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island; David Beutel, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
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