floating offshore wind energy

A key concern in the conversation over floating offshore wind's potential to disrupt the clean energy space is how the technologies would impact marine life. Researchers developed fiber-optic sensing capable of monitoring surrounding acoustic signals, such as whale calls. This allows scientists to monitor how FOSW operations might impact large marine mammals. (Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab)

How Fiber-Optic Sensing & New Materials Could Reduce Cost Of Floating Offshore Wind

A key concern in the conversation over floating offshore wind’s potential to disrupt the clean energy space is how the technologies would impact marine life. Researchers developed fiber-optic sensing capable of monitoring surrounding acoustic signals, such as whale calls. This allows scientists to monitor how FOSW operations might impact large marine mammals. (Credit: Jenny Nuss/Berkeley Lab)