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Hayley Farr

Hayley Farr

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Hayley Farr is an Environmental Scientist in Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Coastal Sciences Division. She works with researchers, regulators, and other stakeholders through several U.S. and international initiatives (e.g., SEER, OES-Environmental, WREN) to advance wind and marine energy development in an environmentally responsible manner.

Hayley researches and synthesizes key information on the environmental effects of offshore wind and marine energy to facilitate knowledge transfer, inform applicability to U.S. waters, and prioritize future research needs. Additionally, she leads content curation, maintenance, and outreach and engagement for Tethys and Tethys Engineering, and is working to enhance the discoverability and accessibility of marine energy data and information through PRIMRE.

Before joining Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Hayley conducted research on the environmental effects of floating offshore wind energy and compiled data and information to inform future decision-making for offshore wind leasing off the California coast. She holds a BS in Biological Sciences from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Research Interests

  • Environmental effects of wind and marine energy
  • Socioeconomic effects of wind and marine energy
  • Stakeholder and regulator engagement
  • Ocean thermal energy conversion
  • Data management and sharing
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Conservation

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly), 2018

PNNL Publications


  • Whiting J.M., L. Garavelli, H.K. Farr, and A.E. Copping. 2023. "Effects of small marine energy deployments on oceanographic systems." International Marine Energy Journal 6, no. 2:45-54. PNNL-SA-168119. doi:10.36688/imej.6.45-54



  • Copping A.E., L. Garavelli, H.K. Farr, F. Driscoll, K.M. Ruehl, M. Faltas, and C. Castillo. 2021. "Added value for integrated marine energy data systems." In Proceedings of the14th European and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2021), September 5-9, 2021, Virtual, Online, 1964-1 - 1964-7. Southampton:European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference Series. PNNL-SA-161460.
  • Farr H.K., B. Ruttenberg, R. Walter, Y. Wang, and C. White. 2021. "Potential environmental effects of deepwater floating offshore wind energy facilities." Ocean and Coastal Management 207. PNNL-SA-148374. doi:10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2021.105611


  • Copping A.E., L.G. Hemery, D.M. Overhus, L. Garavelli, M.C. Freeman, J.M. Whiting, and A.M. Gorton, et al. 2020. "Potential environmental effects of marine renewable energy development - the state of the science." Journal of Marine Science and Engineering 8, no. 11:Article No. 879. PNNL-SA-156387. doi:10.3390/jmse8110879

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas