There is a global need for low carbon energy, and marine renewable energy could make a significant contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation of climate change, as well as providing a high-technology industry. Marine renewable energy includes offshore wind, wave, tidal range (lagoons and barrages), and tidal-stream energy. Understanding the environment these marine renewable energy devices are likely to operate in is essential when designing efficient and resilient devices; furthermore, accurately charactering the resource, and likely impacts, is essential for the development of the marine renewable energy industry. This session is designed to share information on new research techniques and methods to better understand the resource, and interactions between energy extraction, the resource, and the environment. We welcome contributions on resource characterization, design considerations (e.g. extreme and fatigue loadings), and environmental impacts, at all timescales (ranging from turbulence to decadal) and all spatial scales (from device and array scales to shelf sea scales); including mapping tools, numerical modelling approaches, and observations. The session will also include studies of impacts, from physical and biological, to societal interactions (e.g. effects to tourism). These impacts include biological interactions with the resource and with the device. Research areas are envisaged to include but not restricted to: modelling and quantification of the interaction of the device to the marine environment (e.g. changes in hydrodynamics) as well as on the biology directly; ecological study designs and methods; new technologies for quantification; management of space; collision; noise; habitat change; community change for all trophic levels interaction.

Co-organized as OS2.6
Convener: Michela De Dominicis | Co-conveners: Matt Lewis, Rory O'Hara Murray
| Wed, 10 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room 0.94
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 10:45–12:30
Hall X1

Attendance time: Thursday, 11 April 2019, 10:45–12:30 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Matt Lewis
X1.77 |
Matt Lewis, Alice Goward-Brown, Mike Ridgill, and Simon Neill
X1.78 |
Mike Ridgill, Simon Neill, Matt Lewis, Peter Robins, Sopan Patil, and Frank Moloney
X1.79 |
Simon Neill, Peter Robins, Sophie Ward, and Alice Goward-Brown
X1.80 |
Clare MacDowall, Benjamin Williamson, Jason McIlvenny, Philippe Gleizon, and Rory O'Hara Murray
X1.81 |
Alice Goward Brown, Sophie Ward, Timothy Whitton, and Rory O'Hara Murray
X1.83 |
Wind wave power simulated for the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
Jose Antonio Salinas, María Eugenia Maya, and Constantina Hernández
X1.84 |
Gianmaria Sannino, Andrea Bargagli, Adriana Carillo, Roberto Iacono, Ernesto Napolitano, Giovanna Pisacane, and Maria Vittoria Struglia
X1.85 |
Margaret Kadiri, Athanasios Angeloudis, Matthew Piggott, and Holly Zhang
X1.87 |
Youzhou Wei, Qingping Zou, and Xianghong Lin
X1.88 |
Judith Wolf, Michela De Dominicis, and Beth Scott
X1.89 |
Yaling Chen, Binliang Lin, Jinxi Guo, and Jie Lin