Dr BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON

Dr BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON
BEng (Hons) MSc PhD CEng MIET

Research Fellow

Overview
Dr BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON
Dr BENJAMIN WILLIAMSON

Contact Details

Telephone
work +44 (0)1224 272789
Email
Address
The University of Aberdeen Room 416
Zoology Building
School of Biological Sciences
University of Aberdeen
Tillydrone Avenue
Aberdeen AB24 2TZ

Biography

Academic Background

2013 PhD Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bath (Thesis)
2007 MSc (Distinction) Mechatronics, University of Bath
2006 BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Bath

Professional Experience

2017–present Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen
2015–2017 KTP Associate, University of Aberdeen and MeyGen Ltd.
2014–2015 Visiting Researcher, University of Washington
2011–2014 Research Fellow, FLOWBEC-4D project, University of Bath and Aberdeen
2010–2011 Knowledge Transfer Fellow, Project Edison: SMART-DC, University of Bath
2008–2009 Visiting Scientist, Biomimetic propulsor development, University of British Columbia
2008–2011 Field Engineer, AUV/ROV development, sonar surveys, CERF, British Columbia
2007–2010 Teaching Assistant, Sensing, data acquisition, marine robotics, University of Bath

Training and Qualifications

2017 IET Chartered Engineer (CEng)
2017 Fire Safety Awareness, Health and Safety in the Workplace
2017 MCA ENG1 Seafarer Medical Clearance (renewed)
2017 Diversity in the Workplace
2015 KTP Associate Residential Training (management, marketing and finance)
2014 R and Statistical Analysis
2014 NERC Course: Practical use of Mini and Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Environmental Sciences, SAMS, Oban (travel grant awarded)
2013 EMEC / WaveEC Course: Environmental Monitoring in Wave and Tidal Test Sites and Pilot Zones, Orkney (travel grant awarded)
2012 MCA STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques
2011 Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
2011 PADI Rescue Diver
2011 National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer
2011 Wilderness First Aid
2011 Earthwatch Field Principal Investigator Training
2010 PADI Emergency First-Response / First-Aid Certification
2009 Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Licence

Research

Research Interests

Benjamin Williamson’s research includes AUV development, sensor integration and the environmental and ecological effects of marine renewable energy devices. His PhD developed hybrid-ROV/AUVs for near-shore habitat mapping of kelp beds using multibeam sonar and video. He is now a Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, working on the FLOWBEC project with MeyGen Ltd to develop subsea platforms to track the interactions of fish, seabirds and marine mammals with wave and tidal energy devices.

Further Info

External Responsibilities

Member of the MASTS Technology, Platforms and Sensors Forum Steering Group

Chair-invited Member of the ICES Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics, Science and Technology (WGFAST) 

Awards

Shorlisted for a Rising Star Award at the 2017 Scottish Renewables Green Energy Awards

Engineer Award at the 2017 Scottish Renewables Young Professionals Green Energy Awards

Best Presentation 2016 Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) Washington D.C.

Best Presentation 2014 Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR) Conference

Publications

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2017). Hydrodynamic Impacts of a Marine Renewable Energy Installation on the Benthic Boundary Layer in a Tidal Channel. Energy Procediahttp://doi.org/10.1016/j.egypro.2017.08.169

B.J. Williamson, S. Fraser, Ph. Blondel, P.S. Bell, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2017). Multisensor Acoustic Tracking of Fish and Seabird Behavior Around Tidal Turbine Structures in Scotland. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineeringhttp://doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2016.2637179

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2017). Automatic active acoustic target detection in turbulent aquatic environments. Limnology & Oceanography: Methods. http://doi.org/10.1002/lom3.10155

L.E. Wiesebron, J.K. Horne, B.E. Scott, B.J. Williamson (2016). Comparing nekton distributions at two tidal energy sites suggests potential for generic environmental monitoring. International Journal of Marine Energy.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijome.2016.07.004

J.J. Waggitt, P.W. Cazenave, R. Torres, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2016). Predictable hydrodynamic conditions explain temporal variations in the density of benthic foraging seabirds in a tidal stream environment. ICES Journal of Marine Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsw100

J.J. Waggitt, P.W. Cazenave, R. Torres, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2016). Quantifying pursuit-diving seabirds’ associations with fine-scale physical features in tidal stream environments. Journal of Applied Ecologyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.12646

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, E. Armstrong, P.S. Bell, C. Hall, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2015). A Self-Contained Subsea Platform for Acoustic Monitoring of the Environment Around Marine Renewable Energy Devices – Field Deployments at Wave and Tidal Energy Sites in Orkney, Scotland. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/JOE.2015.2410851

Workshops and Conferences

J.J. Waggitt, P.G.H. Evans, S.J. Fraser, P.W. Cazenave, E.A. Masden, P.E. Robins, A.M.C Robbins, B.E. Scott, R. Torres, G. Veneruso, H.M. Wade, B.J. Williamson, T. Whitton. Quantifying top-predators’ use of hydrodynamic features in coastal regions; applied and ecological consequences. North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)/ICES 3rd Early Career Scientist Conference. Busan, Korea, May 2017.

S.J. Fraser, B.J. Williamson, V. Nikora, B.E. Scott. Understanding the physical dynamics and ecological interactions in tidal stream energy environments. European Geophysical Union (EGU) General Assembly. Vienna, Austria, April 2017.

H.M. Wade, J.G.A. Martin, M. Chimienti, E.W.J. Edwards, S. Fraser, B.J. Williamson, L.D. Williamson, J.M. Wilson, B.E. Scott. Flying Over Rivers in the Sea – Understanding why Seabirds Use Tidal Races. The Seabird Group Conference. Edinburgh, September 2016.

B.J. Williamson, S. Fraser, Ph. Blondel, P.S. Bell, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2016). Integrating a multibeam and a multifrequency echosounder on the FLOWBEC seabed platform to track fish and seabird behaviour around tidal turbine structures. Challenger Society Conference. Liverpool, September 2016.

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2016). Characterising turbulence in a tidal channel using observations from seabed platform deployments. Challenger Society Conference. Liverpool, September 2016.

J.J. Waggitt, P.G.H. Evans, S. Fraser, P.W. Cazenave, E.A. Masden, P.E. Robins, A.M.C. Robbins, B.E. Scott, R. Torres, G. Veneruso, H.M Wade, B.J. Williamson, T. Whitton. Quantifying top-predators’ use of hydrodynamic features in coastal regions; applied and ecological consequences. Challenger Society Conference. Liverpool, September 2016.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, S. Fraser, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2016). Acoustic Imaging around Marine Renewable Energy Devices – Field Deployments of the FLOWBEC Platform. 3rd Partnership for Research In Renewable Energy Conference (PRIMaRE). Bath, July 2016.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, I. Davies, S. Fraser, M. Chimienti, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2016). From Device to Array – Using the FLOWBEC platform to understand interactions with surrounding ecosystems. NERC/KTN Showcase: Challenges and Opportunities of Renewable Energy. London, June 2016.

S. Fraser, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott, V. Nikora (2016). Active acoustic monitoring in extreme turbulence around marine renewable energy devices. Spring 2016 Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA). Utah, USA, May 2016. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4950456

B.J. Williamson, S. Fraser, Ph. Blondel, P. Bell, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2016). Integrating a multibeam and a multifrequency echosounder on the FLOWBEC seabed platform to track fish and seabird behavior around tidal turbine structures. Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS), Washington D.C., USA, April 2016.

E. Rollings, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2016 invited). Establishment and content of the post-consent monitoring programme for the MeyGen Tidal Energy Project. SNH Sharing Good Practice - Dealing with Uncertainty in the Marine Environment: Assessing Impacts of Renewables Developments, Perth, February 2016.

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2016). Environmental impacts of marine renewable energy devices - field observations from the FLOWBEC platform. International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Edinburgh, February 2016.

J.J. Waggitt, P.W. Cazenave, P.S. Bell, I.M. Davies, R. Torres, B.J. Williamson, P. Miller, J. Bowcott, B.E. Scott (2015). An importance of tidal stream energy among coastally foraging seabirds highlights indirect impacts of tidal stream turbine arrays. 2nd World Seabird Conference (WSC), Cape Town, South Africa, October 2015.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, S. Fraser, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2015 invited). FLOWBEC - Wake effects of tidal turbine structures on fish behaviour. MASTS ASM Marine Renewables Workshop - Issues and opportunities at the interface between engineering and ecology in offshore and marine renewables. Glasgow, October 2015.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, P.I. Miller, A. Brierley, C.S. Jones, L.R. Noble, B.E. Scott (2015). Basking in the dark - introducing novel uses of multibeam sonar to study basking sharks (Cetorhinus maximus). 2015 Annual Symposium of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), Plymouth, July 2015.

B.J. Williamson, S. Fraser, Ph. Blondel, E. Armstrong, P. Bell, C. Hall, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2015). Insights into fish and seabird behaviour, hydrodynamic features and predator-prey interactions in marine renewable energy sites. ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics, Nantes, France, May 2015.

J.K. Horne, B.J. Williamson, C. Smith, R. Huxtable, B. Polagye, J. Condiotty (2015). Multibeam Sonar Evaluation for Biological Monitoring Programs. ICES Symposium on Marine Ecosystem Acoustics, Nantes, France, May 2015.

E. Cotter, B.J. Williamson, B. Polagye (2015). Challenges to integrating active acoustic sensors. 3rd Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS 2015), Washington, D.C. USA, April 2015.

L. Wiesebron, J.K. Horne, N. Hendrix, B.E. Scott, B.J. Williamson (2015). Quantifying change and impact thresholds for biological monitoring at marine renewable energy sites. 3rd Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS 2015), Washington, D.C. USA, April 2015.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, S. Fraser, C. Hall, E. Armstrong, P. Bell, B.E. Scott (2015 invited). Development of the FLOWBEC seabed platform - monitoring wildlife interactions and hydrodynamics around tidal turbines. NERC MREKEP Special Session on Marine Renewable Energy at Ocean Business 2015, Southampton, April 2015.

B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, E. Armstrong, P.S. Bell, Ph. Blondel, S. Fraser, C. Hall, B.E. Scott, J. Tweddle (2015). FLOWBEC – Improved understanding of the effect of water currents, waves and turbulence at tide and wave energy sites on the behaviour of marine wildlife. 3rd Scottish Space Symposium, Edinburgh, April 2015.

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2015). Hydrodynamic and Ecological Impacts of Turbine Structures: Insights from the FLOWBEC Platform. 4th Oxford Tidal Energy Workshop, Oxford, March 2015.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, P. Kuus (2015). Basking in the Dark - Tracking UK Basking Sharks with a Teledyne RESON SeaBat 7128. Hydro International Magazine, March 2015, Volume 19, Number 2. March 2015.

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2015). Turbulence in Tidal Channels and the Hydrodynamic and Ecological Impacts of Tidal Energy Extraction. University of Aberdeen Department of Engineering Symposium, Aberdeen, February 2015.

B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2014 invited). Invited member of Experts’ Forum on Predicting and Monitoring the Risk of Collision between Marine Animals and Tidal Turbines. Annex IV online forum, December 2014.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, S. Fraser, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2014). Field deployments of a self-contained subsea platform for acoustic monitoring of the environment around Marine Renewable Energy structures. International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE2014), Nova Scotia, Canada, November 2014.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, P. Kuus, C.S. Jones, L.R. Noble, B.E. Scott (2014). Novel Use of Teledyne RESON 7128 Multibeam Sonar to Monitor Endangered Species Around Renewable Energy Sites. International Federation of Hydrographic Societies and The Hydrographic Society UK Hydrographic Symposium (Hydro14), Aberdeen, October 2014.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, C. Hall, E. Armstrong, B.E. Scott (2014). Field Deployments of a Self-Contained Subsea Platform for Acoustic Monitoring of the Environment Around Marine Renewable Energy Structures. IEEE / MTS OCEANS 2014 Conference, St Johns, Newfoundland, Canada, September 2014.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2014.7003143

B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2014 invited) Invited member of Online Forum on the collection and analysis of active acoustic data in turbulent marine environments around marine energy devices. Annex IV online forum, July 2014.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2014 invited). Field deployments of a self-contained subsea platform for acoustic monitoring of the environment around marine renewable energy structures. 2nd International Conference on Underwater Acoustics (UA2014), Rhodes, Greece, June 2014.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2014). FLOWBEC: Understanding interactions between diving seabirds, prey, hydrodynamics and tidal and wave energy structures. Energy Ocean Conference, New Jersey, USA, June 2014.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel, P. Bell, J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2014). FLOWBEC: A self-contained subsea platform for environmental monitoring around marine renewable energy devices. All Energy 2014, Aberdeen, May 2014.

B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, E. Armstrong, P.S. Bell, Ph. Blondel, S. Fraser, C. Hall, B.E. Scott (2014 invited). Using the FLOWBEC seabed frame to understand underwater interactions between diving seabirds, prey, hydrodynamics and MREDs. Tethys Annex IV Webinar Interactions of Marine and Avian Animals Around Marine Energy Devices in Scotland, Online Worldwide, May 2014.

B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott, J.J. Waggitt, Ph. Blondel, E. Armstrong, C. Hall, P.S. Bell (2014). Using the FLOWBEC seabed frame to understand underwater interactions between diving seabirds, prey, hydrodynamics and tidal and wave energy structures. 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, March 2014.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, C.S. Jones, L.R. Noble, A. Brierley, P. Miller, B.E. Scott. Introducing novel uses of multibeam sonar to study basking sharks in the light of marine renewable energy extraction. 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, March 2014.

P.S. Bell, D.L. McCann, B.E. Scott, B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, I. Ashton, L. Johanning, Ph. Blondel, A Creech, D. Ingram, J. Norris, M. Finn, R. Torres, P. Cazenave, D. Conley, D. Greaves, G. Savidge, E. Armstrong, C. Hall, R. Kennedy, J. O’Carroll. Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D – FLOWBEC – an overview. 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, March 2014.

S. Fraser, V. Nikora, B.E. Scott, J.J. Waggitt, B.J. Williamson. Turbulence, trophic interactions, and sustainable energy extraction. 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, March 2014.

J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott, B.J. Williamson, P. Cazenave, R. Torres, P.S. Bell. A combination of empirical and modelled datasets reveals associations between deep diving seabirds and oceanographical processes at fine spatiotemporal scales in a high energy habitat. 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, March 2014.

B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, E. Armstrong, P.S. Bell, Ph. Blondel, C. Hall, B.E. Scott (2014). Using a multi-instrument seabed frame to record underwater interactions between diving seabirds, prey, hydrodynamics and turbine structures. 12th International Seabird Group Conference, Oxford, March 2014.

J.J. Waggitt, E. Armstrong, P.S. Bell, Ph. Blondel, P. Cazenave, R. Torres, C. Hall, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2014). Using concurrent predator, prey and oceanographic information to understand seabird foraging distributions at fine spatiotemporal scales. 12th International Seabird Group Conference, Oxford, March 2014.

B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2014 invited). FLOWBEC: Environmental monitoring around marine renewable energy devices. SNH/MSS workshop on environmental monitoring objectives and techniques for the MeyGen Tidal Array, Perth, January 2014.

J.J. Waggitt, M. Chimienti, S. Fraser, A. Kafas, L. Lieber, A. MacDonald, E. Philpott, C. Pinto, D. Stirling, J. Tweddle, B.J. Williamson, B.E. Scott (2013). Going beyond habitat descriptions: using a multi-disciplinary approach to understand marine predator distributions and develop appropriate conservation schemes. The Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences Research Day, University of Aberdeen, December 2013.

B.J. Williamson, Ph. Blondel. J.J. Waggitt, B.E. Scott (2013). FLOWBEC: Environmental monitoring around marine renewable energy devices. The Institute of Biological and Environmental Sciences Research Day, University of Aberdeen, December 2013.

P.S. Bell, D. McCann, Ph. Blondel, I. Bryden, D. Ingram, A. Creech, D. Conley, D. Greaves, G. Savidge, B.E. Scott, J.J. Waggitt, B.J. Williamson, L. Johanning, I. Ashton, R. Torres, P. Cazenave (2013). Flow and Benthic Ecology 4D (FLOWBEC). SuperGen UK Centre for Marine Energy Research Annual Assembly, Edinburgh, November 2013.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, P.I. Miller, A. Brierley, C.S. Jones, L.R. Noble, B.E. Scott (2013). Basking in the dark: introducing novel uses of multibeam sonar to study basking sharks, Cetorhinus maximus. 17th European Elasmobranch Association Conference, Plymouth, November 2013.

J.J. Waggitt, B.J. Williamson, P.S. Blondel, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2013). Investigating seabird associations with fine-scale hydrodynamic processes: how do individuals search for foraging opportunities? Movement and Dispersal Conference, Aberdeen, November 2013.

B.J. Williamson, P.S. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2013). FLOWBEC: Long-term measurements of the environment around marine renewable energy devices. Institute of Energy Industry Showcase, Aberdeen, November 2013.

B.J. Williamson, P.S. Blondel, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Bell, B.E. Scott (2013). FLOWBEC: Long-term measurements of the environment around marine renewable energy devices. Proc. ICES Annual Science Conference, September 2013.

J.J. Waggitt, B.J. Williamson, P.S. Bell, P.S. Blondel, B.E. Scott (2013). Using a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify spatial overlap between deep diving seabirds and tidal stream turbines. Proc. ICES Annual Science Conference, September 2013.

J.J. Waggitt, L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson, P.S. Bell, P.S. Blondel, A. Brierley, P.G. Fernandes, C.S. Jones, L.R. Noble, B.E. Scott (2013). Novel uses of hydroacoustic methods to record fine-scale predator-prey interactions in marine habitats. Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland, Annual Science Meeting, Edinburgh, August 2013.

L. Lieber, B.J. Williamson (2013). Using a RESON SeaBat 7128 to track basking shark behaviour and interactions. Coll of the Sharks Festival, Coll, August 2013.

J.J. Waggitt, B.J. Williamson, P.S. Bell, P.S. Blondel, B.E. Scott (2013 invited). Understanding seabird behaviours in high energy habitats: concurrent collection of physical and biological datasets. Marine Predators and High Energy Environments Workshop, Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland, Annual Science Meeting, Edinburgh, August 2013.

P.S. Blondel, B.J. Williamson (2013). First analyses of long-term multibeam measurements around a tidal turbine test site in Orkney, Scotland. Proc. 1st International Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Corfu, Greece, June 2013.

P.S. Blondel, B.J. Williamson (2013). Long-term multibeam measurements around a tidal turbine test site in Orkney, Scotland. Proc. Inst. Acoustics, vol. 35, pt. 1, p. 322-329, Nottingham, May 2013.

B.E. Scott, E. Armstrong, C. Hall, B.J. Williamson, J.J. Waggitt, P.S. Blondel, P.S. Bell (2012). Turbulence, diving seabird and fish behaviour over a tidal turbine structure: a first look. Marine Alliance for Science and Technology for Scotland, Annual Science Meeting, Edinburgh, September 2012.

B.J. Williamson, P.S. Blondel (2012). Multibeam imaging of the environment around marine renewable energy devices. Institute of Acoustics European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Edinburgh, UK. POMA Volume 17, pp. 070051, July 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4772810

B.J. Williamson, W.M. Megill, M.J. Balchin (2012). Towards mapping Nereocystis luetkeana kelp beds: using the holonomic iROV SeaBiscuit and sonar fusion. Institute of Acoustics European Conference on Underwater Acoustics, Edinburgh, UK. POMA Volume 17, pp. 070001, July 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1121/1.4764500

B.J. Williamson, M.A. Redfern, R.K. Aggarwal, J. Allinson, C. Harris, R. Hotchkiss (2011). Project Edison: SmartDC. IEEE PES Innovative Smart Grid Technologies Europe 2011 Conference, Manchester, UK, December 2011. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ISGTEurope.2011.6162642

W.M. Megill, K.D. Bachen, R.E. Burnham, T.G. Lawson, J.L. Wladichuk, B.J. Williamson (2010). Surveys for grey whales, Eschrichtius robustus, near Cape Caution, BC, Summer 2010. Report prepared for National Marine Fisheries Service, Seattle, WA.

Invited Workshop Participation

Invited member of workshop: Fish Population Level Effects of In-Stream Tidal Turbines organised by FORCE and Acadia University, NS (Travel Grant Awarded), May 2017.

Invited member of workshop: Managing the Potential Environmental Effects of Wave and Tidal Projects organised by Annex IV and ORJIP, May 2017.

Invited member of MASTS/ORJIP/VertlBase Science Translation Workshop, Edinburgh, February 2017.

Invited member of Experts’ Forum on Environmental Monitoring of Tidal/Hydrokinetic Turbines and Arrays online forum organised by the U.S. Department of Energy Annex IV, January 2017.

Invited member of workshop: Environmental Effects Monitoring organised by the Offshore Energy Research Association (OERA), Halifax, N.S., November 2016.

INORE North American Symposium, Orono, Maine (Travel Grant Awarded), October 2016.

Invited Seminar, School of Marine Sciences, University of Maine (Travel Grant Awarded), October 2016.

Invited member of workshop: Collision Risk for Marine Animals and Tidal Turbines organised by Annex IV at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE), Edinburgh, Scotland, February 2016.

Invited member of workshop: Best Practices for Monitoring Environmental Effects of Marine Energy Devices sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Annex IV at the 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, May 2014.

Invited member of workshop: Quantifying wildlife collision risks with tidal turbines at the 2nd Environmental Impacts of Marine Renewables (EIMR 2014) Conference, Stornoway, Scotland, May 2014.

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