Special Issue "Progress in Ocean Energy Conversion"


A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 April 2011)

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Philip C. Malte
Energy and Environmental Combustion Laboratory, Mechanical Engineering Department, Room G-4, Mechanical Engineering Building, Box 352600, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-2600, USA
Website: http://depts.washington.edu/nnmrec/
E-Mail: malte@u.washington.edu

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Mitsuhiro Kawase
School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Box 355351, Seattle, WA 98195-5351, USA
E-Mail: kawase@u.washington.edu
Interests: renewable power generation from tidal and ocean currents; resource and environmental impact assessment for marine renewable energy projects

Guest Editor
Dr. Brian Polagye
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
E-Mail: bpolagye@u.washington.edu

Guest Editor
Dr. Jim Thomson
Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105, USA
E-Mail: jthomson@apl.washington.edu

Guest Editor
Dr. Alberto Aliseda
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
E-Mail: aaliseda@u.washington.edu

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

For this Special Issue "Progress in Ocean Energy Conversion," papers are sought on the science and technology of the rapidly developing field of marine hydrokinetics. Of particular interest are results on the design, development, siting, and experience of tidal, ocean current, and wave energy conversion devices and systems.  Also of interest are papers related to ocean thermal energy conversion and hybrid systems involving wind and ocean energy conversion, such as a wind-wave hybrid. Developments may be either subscale or full-scale and applicable to micropower, distributed generation, or utility-scale power.

Papers are also encouraged which address key barriers to the development of ocean energy conversion. Examples of such barriers include deep water moorings, power transmission to shore, and long-term reliability of devices operating in the marine environment.

It is hoped that some papers will address the environmental and social impacts of ocean energy conversion, including design for environmental impact mitigation and results of (or approaches for) monitoring high interest environmental effects.

Philip C. Malte
Mitsuhiro Kawase
Brian Polagye
Jim Thomson
Alberto Aliseda
Guest Editors


  • marine hydrokinetics
  • tidal energy conversion
  • ocean current energy conversion
  • wave energy conversion
  • ocean thermal energy conversion
  • hybrid wind-ocean energy conversion systems

Published Papers (1 paper)

by , ,  and
Energies 2012, 5(2), 193-226; doi:10.3390/en5020193
Received: 24 October 2011; in revised form: 6 January 2012 / Accepted: 17 January 2012 / Published: 31 January 2012
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