V Krivtsov, B Linfoot – Ecological Modeling, April 2012
► OrcaFlex and a Matlab script was used to simulate a WEC and the resulting disturbance of bottom sediments. ► Simulations were performed for regular and irregular wave regimes. ► This is the first published estimate of the affected area of benthic habitats. ► Sediment erosion by mooring lines will effect a whole range of ecosystem processes. ► These issues are important in calculations of ecological risks of any moored objects.