Schedule

Unless otherwise noted, workshop activities are by invitation only.

Monday, March 22
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  • Opening Lecture: Changing Tides - Developing Best Practices for the Tidal Energy Industry
    Sue Barr, OpenHydro
    1900-2030: 110 Kane Hall
    This session is open to the general public.

Tuesday, March 23
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  • Registration and Coffee
    0800-0830: Mary Gates Hall Auditorium lobby (MGH 389)
  • Plenary Sessions
    0830-1230: Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
  • Lunch
    1230-1400: Area restaurants
  • Stressor Breakout Groups
    1400-1630: Mary Gates Hall breakout rooms
  • Stressor Group Recap
    1630-1730: Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
  • Evening Reception
    1800-2000: Burke Museum

Wednesday, March 24
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  • Regroup
    0830-0900: Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
  • Receptor Breakout Groups
    0900-1130: Mary Gates Hall breakout rooms
  • Receptor Group Recap
    1130-1230: Mary Gates Auditorium (MGH 389)
  • Lunch
    1230-1400: Area restaurants
  • Stressor Breakout Groups
    1400-1445: Mary Gates Hall breakout rooms
  • Receptor Breakout Groups
    1445-1530: Mary Gates Hall breakout rooms
  • Wrap Up
    1530-1600: Mary Gates Hall Auditorum (MGH 389)
  • Session Chair Dinner
    1800-2000: Ponti's Grill
    This event is for session chairs only.

Thursday, March 25
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  • Chair working session
    0830-1200: Benjamin Hall Conference Room (BHB 512)
    This event is for session chairs only.

Opening Lecture

Changing Tides - Developing Best Practices for the Tidal Energy Industry - Announcement Poster
Sue Barr, OpenHydro
1900-2030: 110 Kane Hall

The ocean energy industry has emerged over the past five years, focusing on converting energy from waves and tides into electricity. Ms. Barr will describe the latest technologies, their potential environmental impacts and how stakeholders, regulators and developers can work together to ensure the success of ocean energy projects while protecting marine resources. Barr says the industry often overlooks the key areas of environmental assessment, licensing and monitoring in favor of issues perceived as more important, such as energy supply chain and financing mechanisms. She notes, however, that regulatory and environmental monitoring can significantly affect the financial outcome of an ocean energy project.

This session is open to the general public.


Plenary Sessions

Session Topic Time Location
Welcome
Mark Tuttle for Philip Malte, Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center
3/23: 0840 - 0850 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
Workshop Goals
Steering Committee
3/23: 0850 - 0900 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
1 Tidal Technologies, Status of the Industry, and Future Direction of Tidal Energy Production
Simon Geerlofs for Alejandro Moreno, US Department of Energy
3/23: 0900 - 0940 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
2 Ecological Effects of Tidal Energy: Experience from the Bay of Fundy
Graham Daborn, Acadia University
3/23: 0940 - 1015 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
Morning Break - light refreshment and conversation 3/23: 1015 - 1045 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium Lobby (MGH 389)
3A Physical Habitat and Natural Resources: Maine
Jim McCleave, University of Maine
3/23: 1045 - 1115 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
3B Physical Habitat and Natural Resources: Puget Sound, Washington
Andrea Copping, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
3/23: 1115 - 1145 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
3C Physical Habitat and Natural Resources: Cook Inlet, Alaska
Sue Saupe, Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Committee
3/23: 1145 - 1215 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)
Breakout Session Instructions
Steering Committee
3/23: 1215 - 1230 Mary Gates Hall Auditorium (MGH 389)

Stressor Groups

Session Topic Time Location
S1 Presence of devices: static effects 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 293
S2 Presence of devices: dynamic effect 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 278
S3 Chemical effects 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 253
S4 Acoustic effects 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 282
S5 Electromagnetic effects 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 286
S6 Energy removal 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 289
S7 Cumulative effects 3/23: 1400 - 1630
3/24: 1400 - 1445
Mary Gates Hall 297

Receptor Groups

Session Topic Time Location
R1 Physical Environment: Near-field 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 289
R2 Physical Environment: Far-field 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 293
R3 Habitat 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 253
R4 Fish: migratory 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 282
R5 Fish: resident 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 286
R6 Marine mammals and seabirds 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 278
R7 Ecosystem interactions 3/24: 0900 - 1130
3/24: 1445 - 1530
Mary Gates Hall 297

Evening Reception

Burke Museum
March 23: 1800-2000

Following the conclusion of the breakout discussions, please join us at the Burke Museum. Light fare and drink will be served while workshop attendees and invited guests engage in informal conversation. Please bring images and videos related to tidal energy or the ecological environment on thumb drives for projection during this event.

Some exhibit halls with be open for viewing including the current exhibition: Crusin' the Fossil Freeway.