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Title: Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System

Abstract

In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of offshore wind energy generation projects. The development of ERES for offshore wind is closely allied to a concurrent process undertaken to examine environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, although specific risk-relevant attributes will differ between the MHK and offshore wind domains. During FY10, a conceptual design of ERES for offshore wind will be developed. The offshore wind ERES mockup described in this report will provide a preview of the functionality of a fully developed risk evaluation system that will use risk assessment techniques to determine priority stressors on aquatic organisms and environments from specific technology aspects, identify key uncertainties underlying high-risk issues, compile a wide-range of data types in an innovative and flexible data organizing scheme, and inform planning and decision processes with a transparent and technically robust decision-support tool. A fully functional version of ERES for offshore wind will be developed in a subsequent phase of the project.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1000144
Report Number(s):
PNNL-19500
EB2501010; TRN: US1100206
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
17 WIND ENERGY; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; CONSTRUCTION; DESIGN; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; EVALUATION; FUNCTIONALS; MOCKUP; ORGANIZING; PLANNING; RISK ASSESSMENT; offshore wind, environmental effects, risk analysis

Citation Formats

Anderson, Richard M., Copping, Andrea E., Van Cleve, Frances B., Unwin, Stephen D., and Hamilton, Erin L.. Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System. United States: N. p., 2010. Web. doi:10.2172/1000144.
Anderson, Richard M., Copping, Andrea E., Van Cleve, Frances B., Unwin, Stephen D., & Hamilton, Erin L.. Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System. United States. doi:10.2172/1000144.
Anderson, Richard M., Copping, Andrea E., Van Cleve, Frances B., Unwin, Stephen D., and Hamilton, Erin L.. Tue . "Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System". United States. doi:10.2172/1000144. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1000144.
@article{osti_1000144,
title = {Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System},
author = {Anderson, Richard M. and Copping, Andrea E. and Van Cleve, Frances B. and Unwin, Stephen D. and Hamilton, Erin L.},
abstractNote = {In this report we describe the development of the Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES), a risk-informed analytical process for estimating the environmental risks associated with the construction and operation of offshore wind energy generation projects. The development of ERES for offshore wind is closely allied to a concurrent process undertaken to examine environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy generation, although specific risk-relevant attributes will differ between the MHK and offshore wind domains. During FY10, a conceptual design of ERES for offshore wind will be developed. The offshore wind ERES mockup described in this report will provide a preview of the functionality of a fully developed risk evaluation system that will use risk assessment techniques to determine priority stressors on aquatic organisms and environments from specific technology aspects, identify key uncertainties underlying high-risk issues, compile a wide-range of data types in an innovative and flexible data organizing scheme, and inform planning and decision processes with a transparent and technically robust decision-support tool. A fully functional version of ERES for offshore wind will be developed in a subsequent phase of the project.},
doi = {10.2172/1000144},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010},
month = {Tue Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2010}
}

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