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3rd Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center Technical Conference

Monday, November 7 - Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Microsoft New England Research and Development Center
1 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA

MREC 2011 Technical Conference Attendees 

Final Agenda

Monday, November 7, 2011
Registration: 8:00-8:30

Welcome and Introduction: 8:30-8:40

John Miller, MREC Director
Will Toman, Senior Project Manager, Marine Renewable Technology, SAIC

Keynote Speaker: 8:40-9:00

Peter Fraenkel, Chief Technology Officer - Marine Current Turbines, "Observations of Ocean Energy: Where are we now and where are we headed?" 

Technical Sessions 1: 9:00-10:00

Understanding the Poetential Impacts of EMF on Marine Life: An Update from the BOEM Studies Program
Donna Schroeder, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)                                                

Field Evaluation of Fish Interactions with a Commercial Scale Marine Hydrokinetic Device
Haley Viehman, University of Maine

A High Resolution Model for the Resource Assesment of Tidal Kinetic Energy and Evaluation of Environmental Impacts
Aradea Hakim, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Caution, Proceed at your own risk: Navigating the Regulatory Seascape of the Muskeget Tidal Energy Project
Steve Barrett, HMMH

Coffee Break, Networking and Posters: 10:00-10:30

Sponsored by Teledyne RDI & NortekUSA

Technical Sessions 2: 10:30-12:00

New Grids on the Block: Using MSP to Mediate Tradeoffs Among Offhsore Wind Farms, Fishing and Conservation Ecosystem Serverices in Mass Bay
Nicholas Napoli, Massachusetts Ocean Partnership

Field Investiagations to Project Near Field Environmental Responses to Installation and Operation of Marine KydroKinetic Energy Generators: Muskeget Channel Case Study
Brian Howes, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Method for Marine Kydrokinetic Turbine Array Siting in the Florida Current Alana Smentek-Duerr, Florida Atlantic University

Using a Forward Looking Acoustic Doppler Current Profiler for Turbine Optimization and Control
Eric Siegel, NortekUSA

Applications of ADCPs in Renewable Energy Projects
Paul Devine, Teledyne RDI

Lunch Speaker, Networking and Posters: 12:00-1:30

Sponsor: Patrick Cloney, Executive Director, MA Center for Clean Energy

Technical Sessions 3: 1:30-3:00

Innovative Tidal Turbine with Central Defletor for the Exploitation of River and Sea Currents in On-shore Installations
Manuel Sanchez-Blanco, Sintenergy Ltd.

Design and Development for a Submersible Generator Optimized for the Conditions of Current Energy Conversion
Rob Cinq-Mars, Free Flow Energy

The Complexity of Seabed Investigations and Foundation Selection for High Tidal Energy Environments: A Case Study from the ORPC Cobscook Bay TidGen Power System Project
Melissa L. Maynard, University of Maine

Modeling and Validation of a Cross Flow Turbine Using Free Vortex Model and Modified Dynamic Stall Model
Raul Urbina, University of Maine

Vortex Lattice Modeling of Tidal-stream Turbines with a Focus on Unsteady Effects
Duncan McNae, Imperial College London

Test Platform for Evaluation of Large Scale Hydrokinetic Turbines at UNH-CORE Tidal Energy Test Site
Jeff Byrne, University of New Hampshire

Coffee Break, Posters, and Networking: 3:00-3:30

Sponsored by Teledyne RDI & NortekUSA

Technical Sessions 4: 3:30-4:45

Muskeget Channel Tidal Energy Test Site: Platform Design
Tobey Dewhurst, University of New Hampshire

Performance Evaluation of a New Mixer Ejector Hydrokinetic Turbine (MEHT)
Matthew Rowell, University of New Hampshire

Cavitation Limits for Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines (MHK)
Ivo Nedyalkov, University of New Hampshire

Experimental Investigation of Cross Flow Axis Marine Hydrokinetic Turbines (MHK), Including Effects of Waves and Turbulence
Peter Bachant, University of New Hampshire

Using AUVs to Survey Potential Hydrokinetic Energy Sites
David Schlezinger, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

International Reception for all Attendees: 5:00 – 6:30

Welcome: Mark Sandvigen, Business Development Manager, Defense and Maritime Solutions, SAIC 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011
8:00-8:30 Registration

Keynote Speaker: 8:30-9:00

Dr. Hans-Joachim Stietzel, Managing Director, Cuxhaven Harbor Developement Company, "How Coastal Regions in Germany Benefit from Offshore Wind Energy" 

Technical Sessions 5: 9:00-10:00

Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in the Northeast - Brief history, current status and a look forward
George Wood, Oak Point Energy Associates

How to Avoid Problems with Your Subsea Cable Installation and Maintenance
Joel Whitman, Global Marine Energy

Pilot Project Permit for Ocean Renewables
Ian Boisvert, Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition

Environmental, Technical and Economic Feasibility of a Land-based Warm Water Intake for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion Project in Hawaii
Tim Hogan, Alden Labs

Coffee Break, Posters, and Networking: 10:00-10:30

Sponsored by Teledyne RDI & NortekUSA

Technical Sessions 6: 10:30-11:45

Coordinated Energy Extraction System, Wind, Wave and Ebb/Tide
Shamil Ayntrazi, Renewable Energy Pumps

Ammonia Production Using Offshore Wind Power: A Technical and Economic Analysis
Eric Morgan, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Towards Optimized Loading Sets for the Offshore Installation of Wind Turbines
Micheal Lutjen, University of Bremin, Germany

Finding Optimal Locations for a US East Coast Offshore Transmission Grid to Reduce Wind Farm Variability Using High Resolution Wind Fields
Michael Dvorak, Stanford University

Flowfield Analysis of an Offshore Floating Wind Turbine: Results and Implications
Thomas Sebastian, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Lunch Speaker, Networking, Posters: 12:00-1:30

Speaker: Mark Sinclair, Clean Energy Group "Progress on the Marine Energy Technology Advancement Project"

Technical Sessions 7: 1:30-2:45

Analysis of a Vertical Axis Turbine Using Conputational Fluid Dynamics at Low and High Solidities
Ray Laoulache, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Equilibrium Similarity Theory for Axis Symmetric Turbulent Wakes with Rotation
Martin Wosnik, University of New Hampshire

Model-Data Comparisons of a New Wave Energy Converter Technology
Brandon Green, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Experimental Evaluation of the Performances of an Array of Multiple Oscillating Water Columns
David Magagna, University of Southampton, UK

Wave Energy Resources in the Equatorial Pacific Zone
Jeison Sosa, University San Francisco de Quito, Equado

Coffee Break, Posters, and Networking: 2:45-3:15

Sponsored by Teledyne RDI & NortekUSA

Technical Sessions 8: 3:15-4:30

Characterization of the Praticable Wave Energy Resource
Brendan Cahill, University College Cork, Ireland

Life Cycle and Economic Assessment of an Array of Point Absorber Wave Energy Converters
Boris Teillant, NUI Maynooth, Ireland

An Assessment of the Feasibility and Energy Potential of Subterranean Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converters in Ireland
David Carr, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Submerged Ocean Wave Energy Converter
Xinwei Wang, University of New Hampshire

Prediction of Long-term Fatigue Damage of Hydraulic Pipelines of a Wave Energy Converter Subjected to Fluid Pressures Induced by Wave Loads
Limin Yang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology 


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