Marine Renewable Energy Technology and Environmental Interactions

  • Mark A. Shields
  • Andrew I.L. Payne

Part of the Humanity and the Sea book series (HUMSEA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Mark A. Shields
    Pages 1-3
  3. David K. Woolf, Matthew C. Easton, Peter A. Bowyer, Jason McIlvenny
    Pages 5-20
  4. Thomas G. Dahlgren, Marie-Lise Schläppy, Aleksej Šaškov, Mathias H. Andersson, Yuri Rzhanov, Ilker Fer
    Pages 39-48
  5. Andrew B. Gill, Ian Gloyne-Philips, Joel Kimber, Peter Sigray
    Pages 61-79
  6. Beth E. Scott, Rebecca Langton, Evelyn Philpott, James J. Waggitt
    Pages 81-92
  7. Ben Wilson, Paul A. Lepper, Caroline Carter, Stephen P. Robinson
    Pages 111-126
  8. Gordon D. Hastie, Douglas M. Gillespie, Jonathan C. D. Gordon, Jamie D. J. Macaulay, Bernie J. McConnell, Carol E. Sparling
    Pages 127-139
  9. Graham Savidge, David Ainsworth, Stuart Bearhop, Nadja Christen, Bjoern Elsaesser, Frank Fortune et al.
    Pages 153-172
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 173-176

About this book


It is now widely recognized that there is a need for long-term secure and suitable sustainable forms of energy. Renewable energy from the marine environment, in particular renewable energy from tidal currents, wave and wind, can help achieve a sustainable energy future. Our understanding of environmental impacts and suitable mitigation methods associated with extracting renewable energy from the marine environment is improving all the time, and it is essential that we be able to distinguish between natural and anthropocentric drivers and impacts. An overview of current understanding of the environmental implications of marine renewable energy technology is provided.


Environmental impacts Marine renewable energy Tidal energy Wave energy Wind energy

Editors and affiliations

  • Mark A. Shields
    • 1
  • Andrew I.L. Payne
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AberdeenNewburghUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.A&B Word LtdHalesworthUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-8001-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-8002-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-607X
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6088
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