Marine Renewable Energy

CMM36 Elective course 4 ECTS
Period W23-W24 04.06.2018 - 15.06.2018
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Námskeiðslýsing

Marine environments are increasingly becoming explored for their renewable energy potential. Offshore wind, wave, and tidal energy development are renewable energy options being explored by developer, governments, and communities at global, national, and regional levels. This course provides an overview of the marine renewable energy sector by focusing on the history of marine renewable energy development, environmental effects, marine spatial planning, device technology and transmission issues, finance and risk mitigation, socio-cultural impacts, and stakeholder and community engagement. Students will explore these issues through case studies focusing on the Bay of Fundy (Nova Scotia, Canada) and the Orkney Islands (United Kingdom). The course is grounded in theory and applied learning opportunities that enable students to assess marine renewable energy issues through professional tools and other applied resources.

Hæfniviðmið

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, cultural, and environmental issues related to marine renewable energy development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the Pathways of Effects framework for predicting environmental responses to marine renewable energy development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of processes that support community and stakeholder engagement in marine renewable energy development.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the marine renewable energy development process through case study analysis and development of a marine renewable energy project course exercise.

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