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Jonathan Whiting

Jonathan Whiting

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Jonathan Whiting is a researcher for the Coastal Sciences Division of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, located in the Seattle office. A civil engineer by training, Jonathan provides a blend of analytical thinking and an outgoing personality that has provided numerous opportunities while at PNNL. He has supported a varied portfolio of projects related to wind and marine renewable energy and environmental effects, numerical modeling for ecological restoration, oil spill trajectory modeling, and carbon storage monitoring. These experiences have fostered a skillset centered around data analysis and management, including risk-based analyses, GIS mapping, visual analytics, coding, and web development.

Research Interests

  • Progressing the marine renewable energy industry in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Performing coastal and ocean modeling to assess potential environmental effects from anthropogenic activities.
  • Analyzing data and effectively synthesizing results.

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University of Washington, June 2012
  • Professional Engineer--Civil Water Resources and Environmental, State of Washington, 2018

PNNL Publications



  • 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



Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas