Listings tagged: Ocean energy research
Established in 2003, The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd is the first and only centre of its kind in the world to provide developers of both wave and tidal energy converters – technologies that generate electricity by harnessing the power of waves and tidal streams – with purpose-built, accredited open-sea testing facilities.
The Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) at University College Cork was established in 1979. It is a centre of excellence within Ireland for Ocean Renewables and Coastal Engineering providing support to the maritime industry as well as fundamental R&D.
The staff at the HMRC have been selected from a wide range of engineering backgrounds; including civil, environmental, electrical and electronic, mechanical, aeronautical and oceanographic. This provides a diverse assortment of experience and skills to explore the multi disciplinary technology.
The Centre, which is principally a dedicated research facility, also offers a teaching and education function. It houses the only facilities for wave simulation in Ireland with a Wave Flume and an Ocean Wave Basin.
EC-based campanies and research groups located outside Ireland can now apply to test at HMRC’s Ocean Wave Basin or Rotating Electrical Test Rig free-of-charge through the EC-funded MARINET initiative.
The WavEC – Offshore Renewables is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2003 dedicated to the development and promotion of ocean wave energy, offshore wind and other renewable energies, through technical and strategic support to companies, R&D institutions and public entities. WavEC also strives to collaborate with companies and other institutions outside Portugal that recognise the necessity of International Cooperation, in particular those who seek an association with Portuguese companies / institutions.
The most valuable asset of WavEC is the 400 kW OWC pilot plant (Azores), providing important field experience and monitoring activities to the centre's staff and invited researchers.
WavEC – Offshore Renewables
Rua Dom Jerónimo Osório, 11, 1º
1400 – 119, Lisbon, Portugal