Marine Energy in the PNW: How Waves and Winds can Contribute to our Decarbonized Future

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Event Speaker
Bryson Robertson
Associate Professor in Department of Civil and Construction Engineering and Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center at OSU
Event Type
CBEE Seminar
Date
Event Location
Johnson 102 and Zoom (https://oregonstate.zoom.us/j/97565929648?pwd=cUloOTlXb0lQZzlENjErekpQT3lidz09) Password: CBEE
Event Description

The PNW is endowed with some of the most energetic offshore marine renewable energy resources in the world, and OSU is a globally recognized academic leader in the responsible advancement of marine renewable energy. In his talk, Dr. Robertson will provide an overview of the need to decarbonize our global and US energy sector, explain why wave and offshore wind energy has an important role to play in this transition, and why Oregon/OSU is ideally placed to lead this effort.

Speaker Biography

Dr. Bryson Robertson is the Director of the Pacific Marine Energy Center at OSU, and an Associate Professor in Civil and Construction Engineering. His research focuses on wave mechanics, hydrodynamics of floating bodies and mooring systems, and renewable energy. Working with partners in industry, academia and the National Laboratories, he specializes in wave, and offshore wind energy resource characteristics; the co-design and modelling of hydrodynamically active offshore wind and wave renewable technologies; and numerically integrating marine power within the emerging Blue Economy. In complimentary research, Dr. Robertson also looks at the future of our global energy systems; the nexus of technology, climate change, policy, economics and society on the decarbonization of electrical systems; and the public trust requirements to transition power system.