Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 23 | Number 2 | June 2010

Special Issue: Marine Renewable Energy

On the Cover: (front) Offshore wind farms are just one form of marine renewable energy. (back) Ocean energy can also be harnessed from waves, open-ocean currents (sometimes called hydrokinetic), tides, and ocean thermal and salinity gradients. Cover image copyright Cameron Davis/Corbis.
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Volume 23 Issue 02

Introduction to This Special Issue On Marine Renewable 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.

Ocean Renewable Energy's Potential Role in Supplying Future Electrical Energy Needs
Thresher, R., and W. Musial. 2010. Ocean renewable energy’s potential role in supplying future electrical energy needs. Oceanography 23(2):16–21, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.39.

An Overview of Ocean Renewable Energy Technologies
Bedard, R., P.T. Jacobson, M. Previsic, W. Musial, and R. Varley. 2010. An overview of ocean renewable energy technologies. Oceanography 23(2):22–31, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.40.

Technological Challenges to Commercial-Scale Application of Marine Renewables
Beaudoin, G., D. Robertson, R. Doherty, D. Corren, B. Staby, and L. Meyer. 2010. Technological challenges to commercial-scale application of marine renewables. Oceanography 23(2):32–41, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.41.

Centers for Marine Renewable Energy in Europe and North America
Mueller, M., H. Jeffrey, R. Wallace, and A. von Jouanne. 2010. Centers for marine renewable energy in Europe and North America. Oceanography 23(2):42–52, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.42.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Minerals Management Service
Konnert, T., and W.J. Frank. 2010. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Minerals Management Service. Oceanography 23(2):53, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.43.

The Role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in Authorizing Hydrokinetic Technology Projects
Konnert, T. 2010. The role of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in authorizing hydrokinetic technology projects. Oceanography 23(2):54–59, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.44.

The Role of the Minerals Management Service in Offshore Renewable Energy Development
Frank, W.J. 2010. The role of the Minerals Management Service in offshore renewable energy development. Oceanography 23(2):60–67, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.45.

Environmental and Ecological Effects Of Ocean Renewable Energy Development: A Current Synthesis
Boehlert, G.W., and A.B. Gill. 2010. Environmental and ecological effects of ocean renewable energy developmen: A current synthesis. Oceanography 23(2):68–81, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.46.

Ocean Space, Ocean Place: The Human Dimensions of Wave Energy in Oregon
Conway, F., J. Stevenson, D. Hunter, M. Stefanovich, H. Campbell, Z. Covell, and Y. Yin. 2010. Ocean space, ocean place: The human dimensions of wave energy in Oregon. Oceanography 23(2):82–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.47.

Using Adaptive Management to Resolve Uncertainties for Wave and Tidal Energy Projects
Oram, C., and C. Marriott. 2010. Using adaptive management to resolve uncertainties for wave and tidal energy projects. Oceanography 23(2):92–97, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.48.

Marine Renewable Energy Policy: Some US and International Perspectives Compared
Portman, M.E. 2010. Marine renewable energy policy: Some US and international perspectives compared. Oceanography 23(2):98–105, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.49.

Op-eds. 2010. Oceanography 23(2):106–111, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.50.


The Volume of Earth's Ocean
Charette, M.A., and W.H.F. Smith. 2010. The volume of Earth’s ocean. Oceanography 23(2):112–114, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.51.


The Interconnected Biosphere: Science at the Ocean's Tipping Points
Lubchenco, J., and L.E. Petes. 2010. Eleventh Annual Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture: The interconnected biosphere—Science at the ocean’s tipping points. Oceanography 23(2):115–129, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.55.


QUARTERDECK • There Really Is (A Good) Life Beyond Academia
Kappel, E.S. 2010. Quarterdeck: There really is (a good) life beyond academia. Oceanography 23(2):5, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.52.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Why Become a Member of a Professional Society?
Thoroughgood, C. 2010. From the President: Why become a member of a professional society? Oceanography 23(2):7–8, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.53.

Boxall, S. 2010. The oceanography classroom: A public education. Oceanography 23(2):130–132, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.56.

BOOK REVIEW • Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth
Kim, K. 2010. Review of Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth, by A. Mitchell. Oceanography 23(2):133, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2010.57.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2010. Oceanography 23(2):134–135.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Elisa Chae, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Annette von Jouanne, Oregon State University
Ted Brekken, Oregon State University
Ellen Ternes, NOAA
Kerry Kehoe, NOAA
Ralph Lopez, NOAA
Benjamin Baron-Taltre, NOAA
Whitney Blanchard, NOAA
MaryLee Haughwout, NOAA
Carleigh Rodriguez, NOAA


Production of this issue was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.