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NW National Marine Renewable Energy Center University of Washington http://depts.washington.edu/nnmrec/ Open House for: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) December 8, 2009. 1:00-1:10 Introductions 1:10-1:30 Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center

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    1. NW National Marine Renewable Energy CenterUniversity of Washingtonhttp://depts.washington.edu/nnmrec/Open House for: NOAA Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) December 8, 2009

    2. 1:00-1:10 Introductions 1:10-1:30 Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center Phil Malte, co-Director NNMREC Description of NNMREC: mission, organization, and major research thrusts. 1:30-2:20 Tidal Energy: Status and Trends Brian Polagye, Mech Engr Overview of the status of the hydrokinetic tidal industry, including device tests, tidal energy resource distribution in the US, and present understanding of environmental risks (30 min presentation, 20 min Q&A). 2:20-2:30 Break 2:30-3:00 Tidal Site Characterization: Admiralty Inlet Instrumentation Jim Thomson, APL/CEE Description of physical and biological environmental characterization work being undertaken in Admiralty Inlet including the instrumentation deployed, preliminary findings, and future plans (15 min presentation, 15 min Q&A). 3:00-3:30 Tidal Device Modeling Alberto Aliseda, Mech Engr Description of modeling efforts to describe device performance and the hydrodynamic wake associated with kinetic power extraction (15 min presentation, 15 min Q&A) 3:30-4:00 Open Discussion 4:00 Adjourn Benjamin Hall, Room 512, 1-4 PM, Dec 8, 2009

    3. A partnership of OSU and UW to support wave and tidal energy development Oregon State University: Headquarters and Director Focus on Wave Energy College of Engineering, Oceanography, Hatfield Marine Sciences Center University of Washington: Co-Director Focus on Tidal Energy Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics Laboratory, Oceanography Industry Partners: Snohomish PUD, BioSonics, Sound & Sea Technology, PNNL, EPRI, PNWER, Verdant Power

    4. Mission The mission of the Center is “to advance marine energy technology by conducting research on key gaps in scientific understanding, educating students, facilitating commercialization, and informing regulatory decisions.”

    5. Phil Malte, NNMREC co-Director (Mech Engr) Alberto Aliseda, (Mech Engr) Brian Fabien, (Mech Engr) Mitsuhiro Kawase, (Oceanography) Brian Polagye, (Mech Engr) Jim Riley, (Mech Engr) Jim Thomson, (APL/Civil Envir Engr) Mark Tuttle, (Mech Engr, Director FAA Center Advanced Materials) Graduate Research Assistants: Kristen Thyng Chris Bassett Teymour Javaherchi Jeffrey Epler Moriel Aramgo Anderson Ogg UW-NNMREC

    6. Area 1: Environmental Effects B. Polagye (UW-ME),M. Kawase (UW-SO), K. Thyng (UW-ME) Tidal range impact of 145 MW plant M2 amplitude change (mm) 1D Channel Model

    7. Area 2: Mobile Testing & Instrumentation J. Thomson (UW-APL), B. Polagye (UW-ME) R/V Jack Robertson • Field measurements (surveys + stationary) to inform: • Site developers – resource and site characteristics • Device developers – device performance • Regulators – near-field effects

    8. Area 3: Device & Array Optimization A. Aliseda (UW-ME), J. Riley (UW-ME) Flume (under development): Experimental studies of device wakes. R/V Jack Robertson Computer Cluster: Parallel simulations of array performance.

    9. Area 4: Reliability/Survivability M. Tuttle (UW-ME) Composite materials for use in tidal energy systems: • Identification of composite materials that naturally minimize bio-fouling and corrosion • Estimation of long-term durability of composites and coatings in salt water • Studies of composite structural design options

    10. FY09 FOA’s: hydrodynamic and dynamic modeling for in-stream turbines, including deep water application FY09 FOA: acoustic effects of hydrokinetics FY09 PNNL :environmental impact analysis FY10 CDP: lab and field research 2008: feasibility of hydrokinetics for constructed waterways: 2010: feasibility of hydrokinetics for Columbia River dams Additional Activities