OES-Environmental has released the final version of the 2020 State of the Science Report. This follows the release of the draft report in June which was open for a two-month public consultation period.

This final version incorporates responses to comments and includes new information that has come available since the draft was released.

The OES-Environmental 2020 State of the Science Report: Environmental Effects of Marine Renewable Energy Development Around the World compliments and serves as an update to the 2013 Final Report for Phase 1 of OES-Environmental and the 2016 State of the Science Report. Its content reflects the most current and pertinent published information about interactions of marine renewable energy (MRE) devices and associated infrastructure with the animals and habitats that make up the marine environment. It has been developed and reviewed by over 60 international experts and scientists from around the world as part of an ongoing effort supported by the OES collaboration that operates within the International Technology Cooperation Framework of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

The full report is now available for download on Tethys, where you will also find separate downloads for individual chapters, the executive summary and short science summaries.