Ecological Effects of Wave Energy Development in the Pacific Northwest

A Scientific Workshop

October 11 - 12, 2007



Plenary Session
October 11, 2007

Welcome and Overview of Workshop Objectives
George Boehlert, Hatfield Marine Science Center, OSU

Wave Energy Interest in the Oregon Coast: Policy and Economic Considerations
Justin Klure, Oregon Wave Energy Trust

The Physical Setting of the Oregon Shelf/ California Current System
Jack Barth, Oregon State University

The Ecological Setting of the Oregon Shelf/ California Current System
Bill Peterson, NMFS Northwest Fisheries Science Center

The Technology: Wave Energy Development on the West Coast
Mirko Previsic, Technology Lead, EPRI Ocean Energy Programs

Environmental Risk Analysis and Wave Energy: Examples of how to assess potential impacts of wave energy on the environment
Maurice Hill, Minerals Management Service (talk delivered by Fred Piltz)

Evening Session Keynote Speaker
October 11, 2007

Ocean Zoning: Implications for Wave Energy Development
Professor Richard Hildreth, Director, University of Oregon Ocean and Coastal Law Center