[ESIP-all] ESIP Energy & Climate Cluster Conference Call - Thu July 28th

La Bonte, Alison Alison_L_LaBonte at ostp.eop.gov
Wed Jul 27 09:03:26 EDT 2011

Just a messenger of this webinar TODAY, but I believe it will be quite relevant to the topic of discussion scheduled for tomorrow's energy and climate cluster call:

DOE's Water Power program has put together a webinar series on current research efforts on Marine and Hydrokinetic environmental issues.

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Marine and Hydrokinetic Environmental Research Webinar Series

Kickoff Wednesday, July 27, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EDT)

Register now! www.gotomeeting.com/register/707555345<http://www.gotomeeting.com/register/707555345>

Emerging marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies convert wave, tidal, ocean current, river in-stream, and ocean thermal energy into electricity.  These technologies have potential to serve as low-carbon energy sources for many regions of the United States.  In order to ensure the responsible deployment of these technologies as they are developed, a number of different agencies, federal research institutions, and universities are working to research the potential environmental impacts of MHK technologies.  The Department of Energy (DOE) and other federal agencies involved in reviewing, permitting, and regulating MHK are working to coordinate and collaborate on MHK environmental research as well as disseminate resulting products to other labs, federal agencies, industry, and interested stakeholders. This webinar series aims to increase awareness of current research efforts.

Webinar Schedule:

July 27, 1-3pm (EDT) Hydrokinetics Environmental Data Management, Cumulative Impacts and Risk Assessment:
This webinar will focus on efforts to develop tools to manage and share data on environmental issues related to MHK deployment and methods to assess cumulative impacts and environmental risk.  This webinar will provide information on current efforts to increase availability and initiate better management practices of these data to inform responsible permitting and siting of MHK projects.   Projects highlighted will include:

*         Knowledge Management System, Tethys and Environmental Risk Evaluation System (Andrea Copping and Scott Butner, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

*         The Multipurpose Marine Cadastre (Christine Taylor, BOEM and Dave Stein, NOAA)

*         International Perspective on Environmental Risks of Wave and Tidal Energy Development (Gareth Davies, Aquatera)

*         Cumulative Impact Assessment and Probabilistic Modeling Tools to Inform MHK Siting (Paul Manson, Parametrix/Aquatera)

*         Conceptual Models of the Impacts of MHK Arrays (Mark Grippo and Ihor Hlohowskyj, Argonne National Laboratory)
August (Date TBD) Research on Potential Effects on Marine Animals
This webinar will focus on research evaluating the probability of and potential effects of interactions between marine and hydrokinetic technologies and aquatic organisms.

September (Date TBD) Monitoring Technologies and Strategies: This webinar will focus on developing methodologies for monitoring MHK devices post-deployment, including monitoring framework development and the use of passive and active acoustics to monitor aquatic animal behavior around MHK devices.  Another topic highlighted in this webinar will be insight into how these monitoring techniques may be used to develop mitigation measures in the future if needed.

From: Kumar, Shailendra (IS) [mailto:Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2011 1:42 PM
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Cc: La Bonte, Alison; Taber Allison; Stan Calvert (stan.calvert at ee.doe.gov); Will Shaw (will.shaw at pnl.gov); Larry Atkinson (latkinso at odu.edu); Melinda Marquis; Betsy.Weatherhead at noaa.gov; Wilczak Jim (James.M.Wilczak at noaa.gov); Eugene A Fosnight; Eric C Wood; Humbulani Mudau (hmudau at geosec.org); Thierry Ranchin (thierry.ranchin at ensmp.fr); Erin Robinson; Yasmin Zaerpoor
Subject: ESIP Energy & Climate Cluster Conference Call - Thu July 28th

**Please excuse cross-postings**


You are invited to attend an Energy and Climate Cluster Conference call this Thursday at 3 PM EDT.

Here are the logistics:

The Energy and Climate cluster
Date: July 28, 2011
Day and Time: Thursday, 3:00 PM EDT.
Dial-In Information: Phone: 1-877-669-3239 ; Code: 23133897#

The agenda will include follow-on discussion of a project idea that was proposed and discussed at the ESIP 2011 Summer meeting in Santa Fe and agreed upon by the members present to pursue going forward.  The goal of this project is to build an online Dynamic (Wiki/Drupal) Wind (Power)-Wildlife-Habitat Decision Tools Catalogue and support for the Community of Practice to

*         Build transparency of the decision tool architecture, data, and functionality

*         Aid the decision maker in tool selection and use appropriate to their planning goals

*         Focus improvements to the kit of decision tools where needed

*         Facilitate partnerships in tool development and application

The minutes (to be posted tonight) at the ESIP wiki will provide some details of the discussion that took place in Santa Fe.


A key next activity is to plan a workshop in early November 2011 where government policy makers and planners, concerned community stakeholders,  research scientists and industry developers can come together to define the needs, discuss potential approaches,  scope the architecture, and gather information needed to take the next steps including preparing a proposal to potential funding agencies.

Your participation in planning this project will be highly appreciated.


Dr. Shailendra Kumar
Co-Chair, ESIP Energy and Climate Cluster
Director - Science, Engineering, and Technology
Environment Initiative
Northrop Grumman | Information Systems
7745 Chevy Chase Drive, Ste 100
Austin, TX 78752
Cell: 512-431-8118
Email: Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com<mailto:Shailendra.Kumar at ngc.com>

Dr. Richard Eckman
Co-Chair, ESIP Energy and Climate Cluster

Manager, Atmospheric Composition Modeling and Analysis Program Acting

Manager, Climate Element, Applied Sciences Program Earth Science

Division, Science Mission Directorate NASA Headquarters Mail Suite

3B74 Washington, DC 20546-0001 USA

202-358-2567 (HQ Office)

202-358-3172 (HQ Fax)

757-272-5565 (Cell)

Richard.S.Eckman at nasa.gov<mailto:Richard.S.Eckman at nasa.gov>

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