Exploring and mitigating the environmental risk of hydrokinetic turbines
Research Project , 2016 – 2018

The project will study animal-turbine interactions and use the observations in refined collision risk models in order to assess the potential environmental impact on both turbine and seascape level. Also how underwater noise affects the collision risk will be studied, and risk reducing mitigation measures developed and tested. The findings will facilitate for the industry to develop animal-safe systems and for authorities to make informed decisions.

Participants

Sverker Molander (contact)

Professor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Linus Hammar

Doktorand vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Olivia Langhamer

Doktor vid Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Environmental Systems Analysis

Funding

Swedish Energy Agency

Funding Chalmers participation during 2016–2018 with 3,370,000.00 SEK

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Energy

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2017-05-24