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Marine Renewable Energy and the Bourne Tidal Test Site
December 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Bourne Tidal Test Site (BTTS) in Bourne, Massachusetts, is the only permanent test stand in the world designed specifically for tidal devices. This partial scale test site allows a transition from testing in university tanks to full scale, avoiding some of the failures that have happened when deploying larger prototype turbines too quickly. This facility has positioned Massachusetts among the leaders in the emerging tidal energy industry, part of the Blue Economy. Sensors can be tested economically on the Massachusetts Ocean Sensor Test Bed (MOST), also located in the Cape Cod Canal. Experiments have been conducted there to monitor water conditions and fish behavior. MOST provides a secure, stable platform for long term sensor testing with continuous power and real time sensor data, cost effectively.
John Miller, the Executive Director of the Marine Renewable Energy Collaborative (MRECo) will give background on the marine renewable industry, some of its challenges, and why the BTTS will solve some of them. This is a young industry that has many challenges, but also opportunities.
Speaker(s): John Miller,
6:00 pm Introductions
6:05 pm Technical presentation followed by Questions
Room: Third Floor BR- 301, Bldg: Breshnahan Building, Massachusetts Maritime Academy , 101 Academy Drive , Buzzards Bay , Massachusetts, United States, 02532