New Tethys Database Offers Guidance For Responsible Ocean Energy Development

Posted: February 13, 2013  |  By: Andrew [Clean Technica]

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an online database containing “results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide.” Named after the Greek titaness of the ocean, Tethys “will help industry regulators and enrgy project developers deploy sustainable ocean energy projects in an environmentally responsible manner,” according to a DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) news release.

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has launched an online database containing “results of environmental monitoring and research efforts on wave, tidal, and current energy development worldwide.” Named after the Greek titaness of the ocean, Tethys “will help industry regulators and enrgy project developers deploy sustainable ocean energy projects in an environmentally responsible manner,” according to a DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy (EERE) news release.

Developed in collaboration with the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Ocean Energy Systems Initiative (OES), the Tethys database and an accompanying report bring together the results of worldwide research on the potential environmental impacts and monitoring methods associated with development of ocean energy resources.

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