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Energies 2017, 10(10), 1512; doi:10.3390/en10101512

Marine Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean Sea: Status and Perspectives

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Institute of Oceanography, Hellenic Center for Marine Research, 19013 Anavyssos, Greece
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Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Zografos, 15780 Athens, Greece
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Hellenic Center for Marine Research, 19013 Anavyssos, Greece
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Received: 28 July 2017 / Revised: 6 September 2017 / Accepted: 20 September 2017 / Published: 29 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Energy Sources)
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In this work, an extended overview of the marine renewable energy in the Mediterranean Sea is provided as regards current status, potential problems, challenges, and perspectives of development. An integrated and holistic approach is necessary for the economic viability and sustainability of marine renewable energy projects; this approach comprises three different frameworks, not always aligned, i.e., geotechnical/engineering, socio-economic, and environmental/ecological frameworks. In this context, the geomorphological, climatological, socio-economic, and environmental/ecological particularities of the Mediterranean basin are discussed, as they constitute key issues of the spatial context in which marine renewable energy projects are to be implemented. General guidelines for the sustainable development of marine renewable energy in the Mediterranean are also provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: marine renewable energy; ocean energy; offshore wind energy; marine spatial planning; Mediterranean Sea; roadmap for marine energy development marine renewable energy; ocean energy; offshore wind energy; marine spatial planning; Mediterranean Sea; roadmap for marine energy development
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Soukissian, T.H.; Denaxa, D.; Karathanasi, F.; Prospathopoulos, A.; Sarantakos, K.; Iona, A.; Georgantas, K.; Mavrakos, S. Marine Renewable Energy in the Mediterranean Sea: Status and Perspectives. Energies 2017, 10, 1512.

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