Andrea Copping is a senior research scientist at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, one of the US Department of Energy’s national laboratories, and holds the position of Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Washington. Her research focuses on environmental effects from the development of wave and tidal energy and offshore wind installations. Using risk-based approaches, Dr. Copping leads a team that integrates laboratory, field, and modeling studies into a coherent body of evidence to support siting and consenting decisions.
Andrea leads OES-Environmental – an international project on environmental effects of marine energy development around the world, under the IEA Ocean Energy Systems. Andrea also leads the research and development program for the use of marine energy devices to power blue economy applications. Dr. Copping serves as an Associate Editor of Coastal Management Journal, and on the editorial board for International Marine Energy Journal.