Recognized leaders in marine energy research and innovations, Integral scientists will deliver poster presentations and chair a session at the 2019 Waterpower Week in Washington, DC. Held on April 1–3, this premier industry event includes the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference, the International Marine Renewable Energy conference (IMREC), and the Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS). The event is filled with opportunities to network, learn about legislative and regulatory initiatives, and discuss the issues impacting the hydropower and marine energy industry.
Grace Chang, Ph.D., Craig Jones, Ph.D., Kaus Raghukumar, Ph.D., and Gene Revelas will present on various topics, including novel technologies for acoustic monitoring, challenges faced by the marine energy industry, wave energy capture optimization, and a streamlined and standardized benthic habitat mapping tool set. In addition, work performed on marine energy projects by Integral and others for the U.S. Department of Energy will be featured in a workshop on Wednesday, April 3, titled “Marine Energy Environmental Cost Assessment.” Dr. Chang also serves as a member of the METS Board.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019, 4:00–5:15 p.m.—METS Track Poster Session
Marine Hydrokinetic Energy Assessment: Balancing Efficiency and Environmental Concerns
K. Raghukumar, S. McWilliams, G. Chang, C. Jones, and J. Roberts
Presenter: Kaus Raghukumar, Ph.D.
NoiseSpotter: New Technology for Underwater Acoustic Characterization
K. Raghukumar, G. Chang, F. Spada, and C. Jones
Presenter: Grace Chang, Ph.D.
A Streamlined and Standardized Benthic Habitat Mapping Approach for Marine and Hydrokinetic Site Environmental Assessments
G. Revelas, B. Sackmann, and C. Jones
Presenter: Gene Revelas
Wednesday April 3, 2019, 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.—IMREC Track Concurrent Session
Session 11D. Common Challenges—Lessons from Marine Energy, Offshore Wind and Oil/Gas Industries
Session Leader: Craig Jones, Ph.D.
For more information about Integral’s marine science capabilities, contact Dr. Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org, Dr. Jones at email@example.com, Dr. Raghukumar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mr. Revelas at email@example.com.