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New Database to Help Increase Environmental Responsibility of Ocean Power

In collaboration with the International Energy Agency, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) recently launched a new database that brings together environmental monitoring and levitra canda worldwide ocean energy development efforts. Called Tethys, the database will show the interrelationship between processes in nature and ocean power technology, and will function as a resource to www.tevaka.com help keep environmental responsibility at the only now genuine viagra online forefront of ocean-based energy production projects.

Named after the Greek titaness of the ocean, Tethys will help industry regulators and energy project developers alike identify possible environmental effects of the efforts to gain sustainable, clean energy from the world’s oceans. Tethys offers real-world data that accounts for the interconnectedness of oceanic ecosystems and technology, and offers insight on buy viagra pills the interactions between energy-producing machines, marine wildlife, and the physical processes of www.sinai.org.il the ocean. Having all of this data compiled together-- from tidal current turbines projects to published studies on offshore wind farms and marine mammals--will allow for a safer expansion of ocean power. According to the DOE’s announcement, the database also has an accompanying report that highlights research on ways to monitor ocean energy projects and possible environmental effects.

The world’s oceans offer immense potential for alternative energy development. As with any alternative energy resource, however, ocean power developers must taken into account any negative environmental impacts from the technology in order for ocean power to be a truly renewable source of energy. As a living document, Thethys will constantly increase our global understanding of the ocean as new projects and new research data arise. In order to expand Tethys’s usefulness for current and future ocean power projects, the DOE encourages researchers to viagra 100 submit their studies to the database.

You can view an interactive map of Tethys here, and check out the canada generic cialis technological developments in and www.fluestertuete.de environmental research on oceans around the world.

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written by Cassie, February 21, 2013
This is so cool. I'm glad that there is now one single area where all this information is stored. Now there is definitely no excuse for companies to not know something about the ocean.
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written by Cal, February 27, 2013
Reading between the lines, this is a green wash covering expanded (harmful) activities in the ocean. There would be no need for the green wash if the activities were beneficial to the ocean and its denizens.

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