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Andrea Copping

Andrea Copping

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Biography

Dr. Andrea E. Copping joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Marine Sciences Laboratory in Sequim in 2006, as the Senior Program Manager for marine and coastal waters. Andrea is the research lead for marine and hydrokinetic energy development, and for offshore wind development, for Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, on behalf of the US Department of Energy. Dr. Copping’s projects focus on environmental impacts from the development of wave, tidal, offshore wind, ocean current and riverine energy installations, and the role that these effects could play in technology development and project initiation across the nation. Using risk-based approaches, the marine and hydrokinetic and offshore wind team lead by Dr. Copping integrates laboratory, field and modeling measurements into a coherent body of evidence to support siting and permitting decisions. Dr. Copping works across several scientific disciplines to determine implications of human stressors on marine resources and ecosystems processes, working with stakeholder groups and resource managers to ensure that the available scientific information is accessible and available.

Andrea holds a BSc. in marine biology from McGill University, and a M.S. and PhD. in biological oceanography from the University of Washington. Although trained as a blue water oceanographer, Andrea has spent most of her professional career on interactions between human activities and the marine environment in coastal and estuarine areas. Andrea joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2006. Previously Andrea was Associate Director of the Washington Sea Grant, University of Washington, responsible for research and outreach on a wide range of marine topics. Dr. Copping is an affiliate faculty member in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington, and Associate Editor for the Coastal Management Journal.

Research Interests

  • Effects of human activities on the marine environment

Education and Credentials

  • Ph.D, Biological Oceanography, University of Washington

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Affiliate Faculty, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of Washington
  • Associate Editor of Coastal Management Journal

PNNL Publications

2017

  • Breithaupt S.A., A.E. Copping, J. Tagestad, and J.M. Whiting. 2017. "Maritime Route Delineation using AIS Data from the Atlantic Coast of the US." The Journal of Navigation 70, no. 2:379-394. PNNL-SA-120338. doi:10.1017/S0373463316000606
  • Copping A.E., M.E. Grear, R.A. Jepsen, C. Chartrand, and A.M. Gorton. 2017. "Understanding the Potential Risk to Marine Mammals from Collision with Tidal Turbines." International Journal of Marine Energy 19. PNNL-SA-120984. doi:10.1016/j.ijome.2017.07.004
  • Yang Z., and A.E. Copping. 2017. Marine Renewable Energy: Resource Characterization and Physical Effects. Cham:Springer International Publishing. PNNL-SA-125380. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-53536-4

2016

  • Bull D., D.S. Jenne, C.S. Smith, A.E. Copping, and G. Copeland. 2016. "Levelized cost of energy for a Backward Bent Duct Buoy." International Journal of Marine Energy 16. PNNL-SA-121027. doi:10.1016/j.ijome.2016.07.002
  • Copping A.E., S.A. Breithaupt, J.M. Whiting, M.E. Grear, J.D. Tagestad, and G.A. Shelton. 2016. "Likelihood of a Marine Vessel Accident from Wind Energy Development in the Atlantic." Wind Energy 19, no. 9:1557-1566. PNNL-SA-108588. doi:10.1002/we.1935
  • Long W., K. Jung, Z. Yang, A.E. Copping, and Z. Deng. 2016. "Coupled Modeling of Hydrodynamics and Sound in Coastal Ocean for Renewable Ocean Energy Development." Marine Technology Society Journal 50, no. 2:27-36. PNNL-SA-114856. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.50.2.6

2015

  • Copping A.E., G. Zydlewski, and A.M. Redden. 2015. "Special Issue: Renewable Ocean Energy Development and the Environment." Estuaries and Coasts 38, no. 1:S156-S158. PNNL-SA-106884. doi:10.1007/s12237-014-9922-2
  • Copping A.E., L.A. Hanna, F.B. Van Cleve, K.M. Blake, and R.M. Anderson. 2015. "Environmental Risk Evaluation System - An Approach to Ranking Risk of Ocean Energy Development on Coastal and Estuarine Environments." Estuaries and Coasts 38, no. 1:S287-S302. PNNL-SA-102166. doi:10.1007/s12237-014-9816-3
  • Long W., Z. Yang, A.E. Copping, K. Jung, and Z. Deng. 2015. "The Development of a Finite Volume Method for Modeling Sound in Coastal Ocean Environment." In OCEANS'15 MTS/IEEE Washington, October 19-22, 2015, Washington DC, 1-6. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-112403. doi:10.23919/OCEANS.2015.7404439
  • Wang T., Z. Yang, and A.E. Copping. 2015. "A Modeling Study of the Potential Water Quality Impacts from In-Stream Tidal Energy Extraction." Estuaries and Coasts 38, no. 1 (Supplement):173-186. PNNL-SA-97921. doi:10.1007/s12237-013-9718-9
  • Yang Z., T. Wang, N. Voisin, and A.E. Copping. 2015. "Estuarine Response to River Flow and Sea-Level Rise under Future Climate Change and Human Development." Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 156. PNNL-SA-102982. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2014.08.015

2014

  • Copping A.E., and B. Polagye. 2014. Instrumentation for Monitoring around Marine Renewable Energy Converters: Workshop Final Report. PNNL-23100. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., S.H. Geerlofs, and L.A. Hanna. 2014. The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Wave Energy Devices. PNNL-23412. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Yang Z., T. Wang, A.E. Copping, and S.H. Geerlofs. 2014. "Modeling of In-stream Tidal Energy Development and its Potential Effects in Tacoma Narrows, Washington, USA." Ocean and Coastal Management 99. PNNL-SA-100989. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.02.010

2013

  • Copping A.E., S.H. Geerlofs, and L.A. Hanna. 2013. The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Ocean Current Devices - Reference Model #4. PNNL-22753. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., S.H. Geerlofs, and L.A. Hanna. 2013. The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Devices. PNNL-22723. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., Z. Yang, N. Voisin, J. Richey, T. Wang, R.Y. Taira, and M. Constans, et al. 2013. Integrated Modeling and Decision-Support System for Water Management in the Puget Sound Basin: Snow Caps to White Caps. PNNL-23078. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Deng Z., T.J. Carlson, T. Fu, H. Ren, J.J. Martinez, J.R. Myers, and S. Matzner, et al. 2013. "Design and implementation of a marine animal alert system to support Marine Renewable Energy." Marine Technology Society Journal 47, no. 4:113-121. PNNL-SA-94627. doi:10.4031/MTSJ.47.4.2
  • Hanna L.A., J.M. Whiting, and A.E. Copping. 2013. Visual Modeling for Aqua Ventus I off Monhegan Island, ME. PNNL-22982. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Hanna L.A., R.S. Butner, J.M. Whiting, and A.E. Copping. 2013. Tethys and Annex IV Progress Report for FY 2012. PNNL-21865 Tethys. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Whiting J.M., L.A. Hanna, N.L. DeChello, and A.E. Copping. 2013. Acoustic Modeling for Aqua Ventus I off Monhegan Island, ME. PNNL-22926. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Woodruff D.L., V.I. Cullinan, A.E. Copping, and K.E. Marshall. 2013. Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Fish and Invertebrates Task 2.1.3: Effects on Aquatic Organisms Fiscal Year 2012 Progress Report Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-22154. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Yang Z., T. Wang, and A.E. Copping. 2013. "Modeling Tidal Stream Energy Extraction and its Effects on Transport Processes in a Tidal Channel and Bay System Using a Three-dimensional Coastal Ocean Model." Renewable Energy 50. PNNL-SA-88183. doi:10.1016/j.renene.2012.07.024

2012

  • Carlson T.J., J.L. Elster, M.E. Jones, B.E. Watson, A.E. Copping, M.L. Watkins, and R.A. Jepsen, et al. 2012. Assessment of Strike of Adult Killer Whales by an OpenHydro Tidal Turbine Blade. PNNL-21177. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Carlson T.J., M.B. Halvorsen, S. Matzner, A.E. Copping, and J. Stavole. 2012. Monitoring and Mitigation Alternatives for Protection of North Atlantic Right Whales during Offshore Wind Farm Installation. PNNL-21959. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., K.M. Blake, L.A. Hanna, C.A. Brandt, J.A. Ward, J.M. Brandenberger, and G.A. Gill, et al. 2012. Evaluating Effects of Stressors from Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-21885. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., L.A. Hanna, R.S. Butner, T.J. Carlson, M.B. Halvorsen, C.A. Duberstein, and S. Matzner, et al. 2012. Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind Development. Fiscal Year 2012 Progress Report. PNNL-21852. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2011

  • Aker P.M., A.M. Jones, and A.E. Copping. 2011. Offshore Wind Turbines Estimated Noise from Offshore Wind Turbine, Monhegan Island, Maine Addendum 2. PNNL-20286. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Cada G.F., A.E. Copping, and J. Roberts. 2011. "Identifying How Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices Affect Aquatic Environments." Hydro Review April 24, 2011. PNNL-SA-78066.
  • Carlson T.J., Z. Deng, J.R. Myers, S. Matzner, and A.E. Copping. 2011. Marine Animal Alert System -- Task 2.1.5.3: Development of Monitoring Technologies -- FY 2011 Progress Report. PNNL-20812. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., and L.A. Hanna. 2011. Screening Analysis for the Environmental Risk Evaluation System Fiscal Year 2011 Report Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind Energy. PNNL-20962. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., and S.H. Geerlofs. 2011. "The Contribution of Environmental Siting and Permitting Requirements to the Cost of Energy for Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices." In Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, September 5-9, 2011, Southampton, United Kingdom. Southampton:EWTEC. PNNL-SA-79512.
  • Copping A.E., K.M. Blake, R.M. Anderson, L.C. Zdanski, G.A. Gill, and J.A. Ward. 2011. Screening Analysis for the Environmental Risk Evaluation System Task 2.1.1.2: Evaluating Effects of Stressors Fiscal Year 2011 Progress Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-20805. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Geerlofs S.H., A.E. Copping, F.B. Van Cleve, K.M. Blake, and L.A. Hanna. 2011. Regulatory Assistance, Stakeholder Outreach, and Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Activities in Support of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Deployment. PNNL-20778. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Halvorsen M.B., T.J. Carlson, and A.E. Copping. 2011. Effects of Tidal Turbine Noise on Fish Task 2.1.3.2: Effects on Aquatic Organisms: Acoustics/Noise - Fiscal Year 2011 - Progress Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-20787. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Halvorsen M.B., T.J. Carlson, and A.E. Copping. 2011. Effects of Tidal Turbine Noise on Fish Hearing and Tissues - Draft Final Report - Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-20786. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

2010

  • Aker P.M., A.M. Jones, and A.E. Copping. 2010. Offshore Wind Turbines - Estimated Noise from Offshore Wind Turbine, Monhegan Island, Maine: Environmental Effects of Offshore Wind Energy Development. PNNL-20015. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Anderson R.M., A.E. Copping, and F.B. Van Cleve. 2010. Environmental Risk Evaluation System (ERES) for Offshore Wind - Mock-Up of ERES, Fiscal Year 2010 Progress Report. PNNL-20020. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Anderson R.M., A.E. Copping, and F.B. Van Cleve. 2010. Preliminary Screening Analysis for the Environmental Risk Evaluation System: Task 2.1.1: Evaluating Effects of Stressors - Fiscal Year 2010 Progress Report: Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy. PNNL-19990. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Anderson R.M., A.E. Copping, F.B. Van Cleve, S.D. Unwin, and E.L. Hamilton. 2010. Conceptual Model of Offshore Wind Environmental Risk Evaluation System. PNNL-19500. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., and M.J. O'Toole. 2010. OES-IA Annex IV: Environmental Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Devices - Report from the Experts' Workshop September 27th - 28th 2010 Clontarf Castle, Dublin Ireland. PNNL-20034. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., and S.H. Geerlofs. 2010. Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Development Technical Support and General Environmental Studies Report on Outreach to Stakeholders for Fiscal Year 2009. PNNL-19081. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Copping A.E., G.F. Cada, J. Roberts, and M. Bevelhimer. 2010. "Accelerating Ocean Energy to the Marketplace - Environmental Research at the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratories." In 3rd International Conference on Ocean Energy, October 6-8, 2010, Bilbao, Spain. Bilbao:Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE) - Tecnalia. PNNL-SA-72924.
  • Copping A.E., R.M. Anderson, and F.B. Van Cleve. 2010. "Applying Risk Science and Stakeholder Engagement to Overcome Environmental Barriers to Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Projects." In Oceans 2010: MTS/IEEE Conference Proceedings, September 20-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-74526. doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664492
  • Van Cleve F.B., and A.E. Copping. 2010. Offshore Wind Energy Permitting: A Survey of U.S. Project Developers. PNNL-20024. Richland, WA: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
  • Ward J.A., I.R. Schultz, D.L. Woodruff, G. Roesijadi, and A.E. Copping. 2010. "Assessing the Effects of Marine and Hydrokinetic Energy Development on Marine and Estuarine Resources." In OCEANS 2010, September 20-23, 2010, Seattle, WA. Piscataway, New Jersey:IEEE. PNNL-SA-74186. doi:10.1109/OCEANS.2010.5664064

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