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4th Annual New England Marine Renewable Energy Center Technical Conference Downloads

On-site conference presentation downloads

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Webinar downloads

Below you can find links to downloadable content from the New England MREC 4th Annual Marine Renewable Energy Technical Conference.

In order to view some of these files, you will need to download a codec from GoToMeeting. The codec can be downloaded from their website.

Available conference downloadsConference Speaker 2

New England MREC Webinar Part 1: Prasun Chatterjee, UMD

New England MREC Webinar Part 2: January 7th, 2013 (Part I)

New England MREC Webinar Part 3: January 7th, 2013 (Part II)

New England MREC Webinar Part 4: January 8th, 2013

On-site conference presentation downloads

Thursday - January 10, 2013

Welcome - John Miller, New England MREC Director

                 Raymond Wright, PhD, Dean of the College of Engineering, URI (Invited)

Oceans 13 Announcement - Maggie Merrill

Session 1 - Tidal Energy- Chair: Rob Swift PhD, UNH

9:00-10:30 AM

Using Integrated Inertial Sensor to Correct for Platform Motion on Nortek Vector Velocimeter
Eric Siegel, Nortek, USA

Effect of Shroud on the Performance of Horizontal Axis Hydrokinetic Turbines
Mohammad Shahsavarifard, University of Manitoba, Canada

Experimental Evaluation of Mixer Ejector Hydrokinetic Turbine (MEHT)
Matthew Rowell, University of New Hampshire, CORE

The Next Generation Hydrokinetic Turbine
Jeffery King, FloDesign, Inc.

Dynamics of a Surface Platform for Testing Hydrokinetic Turbines Part I
Dynamics of a Surface Platform for Testing Hydrokinetic Turbines Part II

Toby Dewhurst, University of New Hampshire, CORE 

Session 2 - Wave Energy - Chair: Dan MacDonald, PhD, SMAST, UMD

10:45-11:30 AM

Modeling of the Efficiency of a Semi-Submerged Ocean Wave Energy Converter
Michael MacNicoll, University of Maine

Innovations in Near-shore Wave Energy Conversion Part I
Innovations in Near-shore Wave Energy Conversion Part II
Innovations in Near-shore Wave Energy Conversion Part III

Cliff Goudey, Resolute Marine Energy Inc.

Small Point Absorber Buoys for Wave Energy Harvesting: An Overview of Design, Numerical Modeling, and Field Testing
Dr. Stephen Grilli, University of Rhode Island 

Session 3 - Modeling of Ocean Energy Devices - Chair: Martin Wosnik, PhD, UNH, CORE

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Computational Simulations of Wave Energy Converters by Solving the Navier-Stokes Equations
Mehdi Raessi, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Modeling Hydrokinetic Turbine Performance
Patrick Karalekas, Northeastern University 

Use of Numerical Modeling to Optimize a New Wave Energy Converter Technology 
Brandon Green, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth

Session 4 - Offshore Wind Energy - Chair: Amardeep Dhanju, PhD, BOEM

1:30-2:30 PM

Wind, wave, and current observations in the Mass. RFI Area Using High Frequency Radar
Anthony Kirincich, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A Global Support Stucture Optimization Framework for Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
Matthew Hall, University of Victoria, Canada 

Measurements in an axisymmetric turbulent wake with rotation downstream of a model wind turbine  
Nathaniel Dufreshne, University of New Hampshire, CORE

Session 5 - Environmental Impacts - Chair: Brian Howes, PhD, SMAST-UMD

2:30-3:45 PM

Baseline characterization of Ichthyoplankton Near a Proposed OTEC Warm Water Intake in Kauai
Timothy Hogan, Alden Inc.

Listening to Warblers and Whales for Wind and Wave Energy: Bioacoustic Monitoring Strategies to Complement Environmental Risk Assessments for Marine Renewable Energy Projects
Harold A. Cheyne, Cornell University

Renewable Ocean Energy Research Program for North Carolina
Lindsay Dubbs, University of North Carolina Coastal Studies Institute

Assessment of Zooplankton Injury and Mortality from Blade Strikes, Shear Stress, and Exposure to Cavitation Resulting from the Deployment 
David Schlezinger, SMAST, UMass Dartmouth

Session 6 - Modeling of Ocean Energy Resources - Chair: Raymond Laoulache PHd, UMD

3:15-5:30 PM

Submarine Cable Embedment:  Integrating Suspended Sediment Modeling and Monitoring into the Regulatory Permit Process
Payson R. Whitney/Susan M. Herz, ESS Group, Inc.

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

The Antenna Buoy: A Wave-Energy Conversion Technique Applied to Coastal
Michael McCormick, United States Naval Academy

Ocean Current Energy Assessment for the Gulf Stream
Xiufen Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology

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