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Volume 7 Issue 1
September 2012

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Message from the President

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One of the first things new employees learn about working at Woods Hole Group is the breadth of projects that our scientists, engineers, and technicians deliver. We have projects encompassing deep-water measurement systems, complex near-shore processes, numerical modeling, habitat restoration, risk assessment and much more. We function as an integrated group of teams with shared personnel as needed for particular projects. It is clear from our internal feedback that one of the things our staff members appreciate most about the job is this variety of projects. This issue of the Newsletter features three areas of our expertise.
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Feature Article -
Environmental Measurements for Marine Renewable Energy Projects

By: Bob Hamilton

There is growing optimism for utilizing renewable energy from the ocean, particularly related to offshore wind and hydrokinetic energy sources. Winds are generally unimpeded over the water, and present tremendous potential energy generation capacity. Given the density of water compared to air, waves and currents can be even more powerful energy generators. Capturing energy from prevailing winds over the ocean is proven using wind turbines (Figure 1) in protected and shallow coastal waters. There also are growing opportunities for wind energy projects along the open continental shelf, and into deeper water as technology advances and grid connections are made possible. Hydrokinetic energy projects harness the power of waves and currents utilizing a range of turbine, piston, hydrofoil, and other developing technologies.  See Full Article...

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Wood Hole Group is participating in COASTSWEEP 2012!
Town Neck Beach, Sandwich, MA
October 13, 2012 at 1PM (Rain Date: October 14th)
If you would like to help, please join us! RSVP by September 30th to Catherine Morey.

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