Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 23 Issue 02

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Volume 23, No. 2
Pages 15 - 15

Introduction to This Special Issue On Marine Renewable Energy

David M. Kennedy
Article Abstract

Twenty-one years ago, I stepped off a plane in Prince William Sound, Alaska, to begin one of the most difficult, yet rewarding jobs of my career with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). I was there to provide scientific support for the cleanup of the Exxon Valdez spill. Today, I am overseeing NOAA’s response to the Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. These events remind us that there are human and environmental risks to producing and delivering energy. They also help shake the world to look for new ways of creating energy.


Kennedy, D.M. 2010. Introduction to this special issue on marine renewable energy. Oceanography 23(2):15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.38.