Exploitation and Optimization of Ocean Energy Conversion Infrastructure

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312). This special issue belongs to the section "Coastal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2024 | Viewed by 89

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Faculty of Engineering, Universidad a Distancia de Madrid, 28400 Madrid, Spain
Interests: renewable energies; multi-criteria decision-making; energy transition; climate change; optimal planning, ocean energy
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Department Applied Mechanics and Projects Engineering, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: renewable energies; power system stability; multi-criteria decision-making; energy planning
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The exploitation and optimization of ocean energy conversion infrastructure focuses on harnessing the energy potential of the world's oceans. This scientific and technological research area aims to develop efficient systems for converting kinetic, thermal, and marine current energy, as well as offshore wind energy, into useful forms of energy such as electricity. Various technologies are being explored, including tidal turbines, wave energy conversion systems, floating platforms for offshore wind turbines, and ocean thermal gradient technologies. The primary goal is to maximize the capture of renewable energy from the ocean in a sustainable and cost-effective manner, thereby contributing to the diversification of the energy matrix and the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. However, the development of this infrastructure faces technical, economic, and environmental challenges, such as corrosion resistance, impact on marine life, and integration with the terrestrial power grid. As the demand for renewable energy increases, ongoing research in this area is crucial for harnessing the vast energy potential of the oceans and advancing towards a more sustainable future.

Dr. Isabel Cristina Gil-Garcia
Dr. Ana Fernández-Guillamón
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  • ocean energy
  • conversion infrastructure
  • renewable energy
  • offshore wind

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