Marine Energy Workshop: Operations, Management, and Safety in the Water

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room Number: California
Day: 3/12/2024

Open ocean and near-shore device deployments are increasing across the U.S. marine energy industry. While the range of deployments are unique, and frequently novel, in installation and operation of a marine energy device, the planning of these deployments should identify all inherent operational risk – especially to people.

This workshop, led by representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy's Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), will focus on best practices and lessons learned, not just when it comes to installation, operation, and maintenance (IO&M), but also when it comes to minimum quality health, safety, and environment (QHSE) requirements for deployed devices.

Workshop attendees will discuss existing international best practices for marine installations, some lessons learned in operations, and expectations for in sea deployments at PacWave. In addition, they will have the opportunity to provide feedback on a minimum QHSE requirements document that WPTO will share to increase safety in all sea funded projects.


Elaine Buck
Elaine BuckTechnology Manager, Marine Energy, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of EnergyModerator
Matthew Holland
Matthew HollandSenior Project EngineerWave Energy ScotlandPresenter
Elva Bannon
Elva BannonWave Energy ScotlandPresenter
Myles Heward
Myles HewardProject ManagerEuropean Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)Presenter
Florence Ungaro
Florence UngaroMarine Energy SpecialistEuropean Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)Presenter
Dan Hellin
Dan HellinDeputy DirectorPacWavePresenter
Landon Mackey
Landon MackeyLead Systems Engineer and Principal Investigator of the Aloha SeaRAYC-PowerPresenter
Mark Marien
Mark MarienHealth and Safety Lead, Marine Operations Testing, Water Power Technologies OfficeU.S. Department of EnergyPresenter


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