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Jun 01 2022


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm



Power from the Gulf Stream

June 1, 2022 at 6pm
Bill Baxley

Power from the Gulf Stream | The Potential and Challenges of Developing Blue Energy

About the Lecture

This lecture explores the science of ocean circulation, why there are powerful currents in specific parts of the world, how weather may affect currents and deployed systems, and the potential renewable energy that may be harnessed. The regulatory challenges will be presented, since these, as with terrestrial power systems, may pose significant difficulties to the implementation of offshore power production sites. Examples of prototype systems and ongoing research at FAU will be showcased including graphical representations of oceanographic features and theory, previously developed technologies, and potential solutions to the many challenges of harnessing a major ocean current.

Bio Sketch

William Baxley is the chief engineer of the Southeast Marine Renewable Energy Center at FAU Harbor Branch.

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