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R&D+I

Current Projects

+ATLÂNTICO

Science and Technology Policies - Exploitation of the Deep Sea and of Oil & Gas in the South Atlantic region.

ARTIFEX

Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.

DEMOGRAVI3

Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind.

HIWAVE

The HiWave project is focused on the development of a wave energy technology by the Swedish company Corpower.

KRAKEN

Development of a robotic arm for Offshore operations.

MARINERG-I

The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy sector

MARINET2

MaRINET 2 will ensure the integration and enhancement of European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in research, development and testing of offshore renewable energy systems.

MERIKA

MERIKA deals among others, with environmental related issues of offshore wind devices and their planning.

OCEANIC

Developing systems for surfaces protection to provide the Ocean Energy sector solutions to improve its reliability and project’s life time.

RECODE

Developing a set of industry-enabling cost-effective components, specifically designed for reliable and sustainable delivery of ocean energy generation.

TUPPERWAVE

Oscillating water column (OWC) systems are one of the most promising for extracting energy from the ocean.

WAVEBOOST

Advanced Braking Module with Cyclic Energy Recovery System (CERS) for enhanced reliability and performance of Wave Energy Converters

WETFEET

WETFEET has the overall aim to understand and find solutions to the constraints of wave energy technology.

Past Projects

OCEANET (2013 - 2017)

Training and research network in wave energy and offshore wind.

 

Pico Wave Plant

Pico OWC was built as the European Wave Energy Pilot Plant

DEMOWFLOAT (2011-2016)

The objective of the DEMOWFLOAT project is to demonstrate the long-term Windfloat performance.

POLYWEC (2012 – 2016)

This Project introduces a new class of Polymeric WECs (PolyWECs).

AQUARET (2006-2011)

E-learning sessions within aquatic renewable energy technologies. Aquaret1: 2006-2008 and Aquaret2: 2009-2011

WAVETRAIN (2004-2012)

Multinational Initial Training Network. Wavetrain1: 2004-2008 and Wavetrain2: 2008-2012

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Scientific Papers

2017
Conference Publications and Presentations

Sarmento, A., and J. J. Cândido. ‘Challenges, Risks and Barriers to Wave Energy Commercialization and Support Public Policies’. Edinburgh, UK, 2016.

Guérinel, M., E. Jansson, J. Todalshaug, M. Jesmani, and K. Guijt. “Modelling Alternatives for a Heaving Point Absorber with and without Stiffness Modulation.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 1190–91–1190–98. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Vicente, M., P. Benreguig, S. Crowley, and J. Murphy. “Tupperwave - Initial Numerical Modelling and Optimization.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 785-1-785–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Vicente, P., K. Krugel, M. Lopes, R. Gomes, J. Doussal, S. Girardin, F. Gorintin, and M. Philippe. “Engineering Analysis of the Submergence as a Survivability Strategy for Floating OWCs.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 914–1–914–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Howey, B., K. Collins, P. Vicente, R. Gomes, V. Harnois, M. Hann, G. Iglesias, and D. Greaves. “A Physical Mooring Comparison for a Floating OWC.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 921–1–921–28. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Wendt, Fabian, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Kim Nielsen, Kelley Ruehl, Tim Bunnik, Imanol Touzon, Bo Woo Namk, et al. “OES Task 10 WEC Modelling Verification and Validation.” In Proceedings of the Twelfth European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, edited by A. Lewis, 1197–1–1197–10. University College Cork, Ireland: EWTEC, 2017.

Journal Publications

Collin, A.J.; Nambiar, A.J.; Bould, D.; Whitby, B.; Moonem, M.A.; Schenkman, B.; Atcitty, S.; Chainho, P.; Kiprakis, A.E.    Electrical Components for Marine Renewable Energy Arrays: A Techno-Economic Review. Energies 2017, 10, 1973.