International Conference on the Environmental Interactions of Marine Renewable Energy Technologies (EIMR'2012)

Venue: Pickquoy Centre.

Location: Orkney, Scotland, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Apr 30, 2012 End Date/Time: May 04, 2012
Abstract Submission Date: Nov 30, 2011
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To review the leading research from around the world, and develop a deeper understanding of how emergent technologies might effect coastlines and the seabed, marine mammals and seabirds, and the human communities in development areas.

The importance of this subject means that it is relevant to researchers working in many academic areas, and it is an aim of this conference to bring together those working in different disciplines and from different cultures to encourage collaboration and further progress in the subject. Submission of papers is now invited to include, but not limited to, the areas listed below. The conference's Scientific Steering Committee will then offer the authors of what it feels to be the most appropriate abstracts the opportunity to make a presentation to the conference, or to display a research poster at the accompanying exhibition. During the week, specific times will be made available for poster authors to discuss their work with the other delegates.

Potential contributors should be aware that there is also an ambition to publish a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal to compliment the conference, and authors wishing to have their work considered for inclusion in this should state so clearly when submitting their abstract, and must ensure that they subsequently produce material of a suitable standard.

Abstracts should consist of a one-paragraph summary (ca. 100 words), a list of 3-5 key words, the contact details of all the authors, and a correspondence address. This should be submitted by email to the conference organiser for consideration by the Scientific Steering Committee at by 30 November 2011. It is intended that the programme will be finalised by the end of January 2012. Informal enquiries about the conference may also be sent to the same address.

The relevant subjects include:

â– Energy Resources, for example wave, tidal, and meteorological measurements
â– Physical and Biophysical Modelling
â– Environmental Interactions, for example observations of devices in relation to currents, sediments, benthic and pelagic species, migratory birds and marine mammals
â– Studies into disturbance and contamination in ecosystems
â– Ecological methodologies and study design
â– Marine Acoustics
â– Engineering and Technical Challenges - for example concerning moorings, seabed survey, navigation and positioning
â– The sustainability of the marine renewables industry, and shaping of national and international policy and regulation
â– Socio-economic investigations: for example, regarding community, stakeholder, heritage, archaeological and cultural considerations


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Additional Information

Event registrationDelegate places for EIMR 2012 are now available, for a registration fee of £95. This charge covers attendance at all the scientific sessions, the welcome reception on 30th April 2012, fringe meetings, refreshments and social functions. Once you have registered, you are strongly advised to confirm your travel and accommodation arrangements as soon as possible