Special Issue "Offshore and Onshore Marine Renewable Energy"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 April 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Silvio Barbarelli
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Department of Mechanical, Energy and Management Engineering, University of Calabria, Cosenza, Italy
Interests: hydraulic machines; pumps as turbines; marine turbines; renewable energies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, much attention has been paid to renewable energies, particularly marine resources, which have huge potential but are, at present, exploited only to a small degree. Several difficulties hinder the development of new devices, from the installation of platforms (floating or fixed on the seabed) and the high costs associated with their construction to maintenance problems. In addition, marine machines have yet to be optimized, and new specially designed prototypes must be built on a significant scale and tested in suitable test centres, which can be very expensive. The Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is delighted to announce a timely Special Issue on “Offshore and Onshore Marine Renewable Energies”, with the aim of addressing topics related to stand-alone marine installations or arrays of marine installations. The Special Issue intends to cover, but will not be limited to, the following topics:

  • wave and tidal resource assessment and characterization;
  • tidal current modeling;
  • the design of novel wave and tidal energy converters;
  • the design of blades for marine machines;
  • hydrodynamic and electrical components for wave and tidal machines;
  • integration of control and power systems for wave and tidal arrays; and
  • hybrid wave, tidal, and offshore wind arrays.

Dr. Silvio Barbarelli
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • Marine technologies
  • Tidal energy converters
  • Wave energy converters
  • Marine turbines
  • Blade design
  • Tidal current modeling
  • Hydraulic and electrical components for marine plants.

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The Tidal Stream Energy Resource of the Fromveur Strait—A Review
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2020, 8(12), 1037; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse8121037 - 19 Dec 2020
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Refined assessments of the available tidal stream energy resource are required to optimize turbines design and guarantee successful implementations and operations of devices in the marine environment. Investigations primary focused on identifying areas with maximum current speeds. However, further information may be reached [...] Read more.
Refined assessments of the available tidal stream energy resource are required to optimize turbines design and guarantee successful implementations and operations of devices in the marine environment. Investigations primary focused on identifying areas with maximum current speeds. However, further information may be reached by exhibiting (i) resource temporal variability, (ii) superimposed effects of meteo-oceanographic conditions (including especially wind-generated surface-gravity waves), and (iii) potential environmental impacts of operating turbines at the regional (e.g., changes in sediment transport and surrounding seabed features, effects on marine water quality, etc.) and local (wake-wake interactions and energy output) scales. These aspects are here investigated by reviewing a series of research studies dedicated to the Fromveur Strait off western Brittany, a region with strong potential for tidal array development along the coast of France. Particular attention is dedicated to the exploitation of combined in-situ and remote-sensing observations and numerical simulations. Beyond a site specific characterization of the tidal stream energy resource, this review promotes a series of original approaches and analysis methods for turbines optimization, thus complementing technical specifications to secure the key steps of a tidal energy project and promote the growth of a reliable tidal stream energy exploitation. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Offshore and Onshore Marine Renewable Energy)
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Planned Papers

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1.  Resource assessments of wave and tidal energy in western Brittany (France)

     Authors: Nicolas Guillou: Laboratory of Coastal Engineering and Environment

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