Biofouling community composition across a range of environmental conditions and geographical locations suitable for floating marine renewable energy generation

Abstract

Knowledge of biofouling typical of marine structures is essential for engineers to define appropriate loading criteria in addition to informing other stakeholders about the ecological implications of creating novel artificial environments. There is a lack of information regarding biofouling community composition (including weight and density characteristics) on floating structures associated with future marine renewable energy generation technologies. A network of navigation buoys were identified across a range of geographical areas, environmental conditions (tidal flow speed, temperature and salinity), and deployment durations suitable for future developments.

Originator Beatrice
Copyright Informa Group plc
Access WTKN
Date 22/02/2016
Country United Kingdom
Keywords analysis, testing, R&D, environment, ecology, Document, buoy, performance, technology, component
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