I am a PhD student based on the Shetland Isles. Through my research, I am trying to understand how upcoming renewable energy developments at sea can be planned in a just way. Being part of River Stone Renewables has allowed me to connect with like-minded peers and organize events that have broadened my mind on what marine renewables could mean for society. In my free time, you will find me either underwater or outside, preferably equipped with a map!
I am a graduate student studying marine renewable energy from both engineering and humanities disciplines. I strive to be a bridge between academic theory and action as well as between environmental humanities and technical design. To be in the mesh, to be an active community member, to be a good human, and to forever learn what all those things mean. Daniel calls me Ali-Turtle because I do things slowly. Luckily, I like what I do. I like turtles too.
I am a postdoctoral researcher focusing on the technical advancements of marine renewable energy. I love doing engineering work but acknowledge that technology cannot solve all problems. With RSRC I want to explore pathways to satisfy needs instead of innovating for the sake of capital accumulation. Fun fact, I can wiggle my ears and spin my elbow longitudinally while keeping my arm fully extended and my hand still.
I'm a seabird ecologist studying the ways in which marine renewable energy impacts seabirds (i.e. auks, cormorants, gulls). Over the past decade, I've become increasingly aware of how industrial development and the never-ending quest for "bigger" and "more" negatively affects not only the environments around us but also ourselves; leading us to a place where humanity faces several crises all at once. Renewable energy has a part to play in resolving this crisis, but it can only do so if we learn from the mistakes we've made...which is why I joined this group. When I'm not researching I like to spend time in the great outdoors, often rummaging in the "pantry of the woods" (skogens skafferi) as we say in Sweden.
I am a PhD student in marine social science based in Oban, investigating the social implications of developing seaweed cultivation to produce biofuels. I have a marine biology and oceanography background, as well as experience in marine environmental law. I see Riverstone Renewables as a great opportunity to gather people from different horizons in order to share perspectives, build new ideas, and act on our common future. I try to spend most of my free time as far away from my computer as possible. I enjoy hiking, cycling, running... Coming from the south of France I am only starting to tolerate swimming in Scotland.
I am a PhD student at Oregon State University studying marine renewable energy. I have experience as an Engineering Senator on the Iowa State University Sustainability Committee advancing sustainable goals and initiatives. I am using this experience in River Stone Renewables Coalition to spread a more wholistic mindset of our energy future. I am from Iowa, USA, and I enjoy lightning bugs and hanging by the Mississippi River when I am home.