NOPP Office staff attended and hosted an exhibit booth at the MTS/IEEE Oceans ’12 Conference in Virginia Beach, Virginia from 15-18 October. NOPP was pleased to host an awards ceremony honoring the 2011 Excellence in Partnering Awardees on Monday, 14 October. Co-PI Dr. Chuck Fisher from Pennsylvania State University gave a wonderful presentation on the Lophelia II research project and he was joined in receiving the award by his Co-PI Dr. Jim Brooks from TDI-Brooks International Inc. NOPP also hosted a marine renewable energy session, Developing Protocols and Monitoring to Support Ocean Renewable Energy Stewardship on Wednesday, 17 October. Three NOPP-funded scientists gave presentations on their research:
- Baseline and Monitoring Studies for Ocean Renewable Energy on the U.S. West Coast – Steven Kopf, Pacific Energy Ventures;
- As Assessment of Offshore Wind Turbine Visibility in the United Kingdom – Robert Sullivan, Argonne National Laboratory; and
- Best Management Practices for Subseabed Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide – Becky Smyth, The University of Texas at Austin.