Choosing the perfect site

Choosing the perfect site is about correctly understanding and measuring the existing resource, but that’s not all. There are other environmental, technical, and socio-economic factors that could influence the suitability of new projects. This session presents several innovative tools and methodologies to obtain and analyse ocean data in order to determine the best area for a marine energy facility.

WEDNESDAY, 19 October 16:30 -18:00 room 4-5

Joao Cruz, Founder and Principal Engineer
Yavin Four Consultants (Portugal)

Near Surface Flow Mapping by Integration of X-Band Marine Radar, ADCP, and Numerical Model Data
Richard Karsten, Professor
Acadia University (Canada)

Confidence in predicting the unsteady onset flow to tidal turbines: cross-comparison of resource models and measured data at sites within the TIGER project
Hannah Mullings, Post-Doctoral Research Associate
The University of Manchester (UK)

Decision Support Tools For Suitable Site Identification For Future Wave Energy Projects Developments Under Maritime Spatial Planning Framework
Ibon Galparsoro, Principal Investigator
AZTI (Spain)

Tidal energy resource modelling in Southeast Asia
Srikanth Narasimalu, Program Director
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

SEARCHER – Sea Remote Controlled Hydrographic Explorer and Recorder
Morgan Darby, Marine Biologist
Hydronalix (USA)

An overview of the use of drones for current measurements at tidal stream sites
Iain Fairley, Post-doctoral research assistant
Swansea University (UK)

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