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SSI Researcher Gayle Zydlewski Leads UMaine Team on U.S. Dept. of Energy Funded Project

The University of Maine is sharing in a $16 million dollar award from the U.S. Dept. of Energy which will be used to fund projects aimed at studying tidal energy potential. The $494,000 UMaine project, led by SSI researcher and associate professor of marine sciences Gayle Zydlewski, will use data from research initiated by SSI’s “Renewable Energy from the Tides” project, to predict the probability of fish interactions with energy devices such as Ocean Renewable Power Company‚Äôs TidGen Power System in Cobscook Bay. The project is expected to aid in the understanding of the effects of deployed marine energy devices on local fish populations.

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