Special Issue "Interface between Offshore Renewable Energy and the Environment"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 3798
Interests: coastal processes; renewable energy; hydrodynamic modelling; environmental impacts
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Marine renewable energy extraction from offshore wave, tides, and wind energy converters has the potential to ease the global dependence on fossil fuels and contribute significantly to providing energy security for future generations. This requires the installation of large arrays of converters in coastal and shelf regions. However, there remains concerns regarding the interaction between the infrastructure and the marine environment (including, but not limited to, marine mammals, elasmobranchs, seabirds, fish, and benthic invertebrates).
High-quality papers are encouraged for publication on all aspects of the interface between the environment and offshore marine renewables. Research areas are envisaged to include, but are not restricted to: modelling and quantification of device-environment interactions (including arrays) from individual to population-level effects, as mentioned below.
- New (monitoring) technologies and methods;
- Management of space including marine spatial planning;
- Collision risk;
- Marine fauna displacement, avoidance, barrier effects;
- Marine fauna attraction and reef effects;
- Electromagnetic fields;
- Bio-physical change (including sediment and flow dynamics and bio-physical oceanographic processes).
Dr. Louise Kregting
Dr. Nicholas Baker-Horne
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- marine animals
- environmental interactions