Special Issue "Marine Renewables–Infrastructures and Physical Testing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: dynamic tidal flow resource characterization; the production of power capture performance assessment and benchmarking metrics and protocols; the development of new engineering solutions to capture and transfer power from energetic marine environments
In order to quantify the contribution offshore renewable energy (ORE) can make towards satisfying our sustainable energy needs, we need to have confidence in the performance quantification of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies as they develop from scale prototype to pre-commercial technology. Accurate and representative performance quantification of prototype systems as they scale up from small laboratory-scale through intermediate-scale in-sea testing is vital to give confidence to technology developers and potential investors as they strive to develop mechanically robust and commercially viable offshore renewable technology. Key to this is the development of best practices for technology testing and performance assessment and their implementation by testing infrastructures to attain accurate and reliable quantification. The purpose of this invited Special Issue is to publish state of the art research papers focusing on “MaRINET2: Marine Renewables—Infrastructures and Physical Testing" in respect of the above. The aim is to provide a rapid turn-around time regarding reviewing and publishing, and to disseminate articles freely for research, teaching and reference purposes.
High-quality papers are encouraged for publication that are directly related to various aspects, as mentioned below:
- ORE testing infrastructure specification, configuration and testing procedures and practices;
- Physical testing of tidal energy systems;
- Physical testing of wave energy systems;
- Physical testing of offshore wind energy systems;
- Physical testing of marine renewable electrical network interfacing equipment;
- Physical testing of offshore wind and tidal rotor blades;
- Physical testing of structural and fatigue loadings of offshore renewable mooring components and electrical umbilical cables;
- Consistency of testing practices and results from repeated testing across multiple infrastructures;
- The impact of testing infrastructure and configuration on system performance.
Dr. Cameron Johnstone
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Wave energy
- Tidal energy
- Offshore wind
- Testing environments
- Testing infrastructures
- ORE mooring systems
- ORE power take off