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Oceans ‘17: Integral to Teach Short Course on Wave Energy Modeling

Electricity generated by marine hydrokinetic (MHK) devices that capture energy from waves holds promise as a renewable, domestic energy source.  On September 18, 2017, Integral Principal Craig Jones, Ph.D., and Scientist Sam McWilliams will teach a short course at the Oceans ‘17 conference, along with researchers from Sandia National Laboratories.  The workshop, titled “Evaluation of Physical and Environmental Marine Hydrokinetic Interactions,” will describe how new modeling tools can be used for a better, more robust understanding of wave energy sites.  The tools support wave energy developers and regulators in characterizing potential environmental and ecological effects associated with MHK device deployment and use, ensuring protection of aquatic and coastal habitats and mitigation of environmental risk.

Held in Anchorage, Alaska, on September 18–21, 2017, Oceans ‘17 is sponsored by the Marine Technology Society and the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society.  With a theme of “Our Harsh and Fragile Ocean,” presentation topics will range from climate change, diminishing Arctic ice pack, ocean acidification, and energy extraction.

Dr. Jones leads Integral’s Marine Science and Engineering practice, providing environmental, oceanographic, and coastal engineering solutions for clients worldwide.  Mr. McWilliams is a coastal scientist and model applications specialist at Integral.

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