[MARMAM] New paper on simulating collision probabilities of animals with marine renewable energy devices

Ross Culloch rculloch at gmail.com
Wed Nov 29 12:58:46 PST 2017


Dear MARMAM subscribers, 

My coauthors and I are pleased to announce the recent publication: 

Schmitt P, Culloch R, Lieber L, Molander S, Hammar L, Kregting L (2017) A tool for simulating collision probabilities of animals with marine renewable energy devices. PLoS ONE 12(11): e0188780. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188780

Abstract
The mathematical problem of establishing a collision probability distribution is often not trivial. The shape and motion of the animal as well as of the the device must be evaluated in a four-dimensional space (3D motion over time). Earlier work on wind and tidal turbines was limited to a simplified two-dimensional representation, which cannot be applied to many new structures. We present a numerical algorithm to obtain such probability distributions using transient, three-dimensional numerical simulations. The method is demonstrated using a sub-surface tidal kite as an example. Necessary pre- and post-processing of the data created by the model is explained, numerical details and potential issues and limitations in the application of resulting probability distributions are highlighted.

The paper is open access: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188780 <http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188780>

If you have any issues accessing the paper or have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting either the corresponding author, Pal Schmitt, or any co-author. 

Best wishes, 

Ross

Dr. Ross Culloch
Marine Mammal Scientist
Marine Scotland Science
Scottish Government
Marine Laboratory
375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB
w: http://www.gov.scot/marinescotland <http://www.gov.scot/marinescotland>

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