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PNNL, Senior Program Manager

Big Data & Knowledge Management (part 2) | DAY 3 | 11:55am-1pm

Andrea Copping is a senior research scientist Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, one of the US Department of Energy’s national laboratories.  Dr. Copping’s research focuses on environmental effects from the development of wave and tidal energy and offshore wind installations, and the role that these effects play in technology development and project initiation across the nation.  Using risk-based approaches, the research team led by Dr. Copping integrates laboratory, field, and modeling measurements into a coherent body of evidence to support siting and permitting decisions.  Andrea leads international projects on environmental effects of marine energy development (Annex IV) and on wind (WREN) that shares environmental effects information in order to benefit from progress made around the world.  Prior to joining PNNL, Dr. Copping was the Associate Director of the Washington Sea Grant Program.  Although trained as a blue water biological oceanographer, Andrea has spent most of her professional career examining the interactions of humans and the marine environment.  Dr. Copping is a Distinguished Faculty Fellow in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington, Associate Editor of the Coastal Management Journal, and on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Marine Energy.