Special Issue "Recent Advances in Wave Energy Resource Assessment"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2022 | Viewed by 1204

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Dr. Nicolas Guillou
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Cerema (Centre d’études et d’expertise sur les risques, l’environnement, la mobilité et l’aménagement), DtecREM, Hydraulique et Aménagement, 155 rue Pierre Bouguer, Technopôle Brest-Iroise, BP 5, 29280 Plouzané, France
Interests: physical oceanography; wave energy; coastal dynamics; numerical modelling; in situ observations; data mining
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Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
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The Hakubi Center for Advanced Research, Kyoto University, Kyoto 606-8306, Japan
Interests: climate change impacts; ocean climate variability; extreme events; ocean renewable energies; coastal disasters, and coast/shore
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Dr. George Lavidas
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Department of Civil Engineering and Geosciences, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: wave energy; wave modelling; climate change
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Accurate wave energy resource assessments are fundamental to support the development of the wave energy sector, and thus provide valuable information to secure the key steps of a wave energy project and guarantee capital investment and economic return. Numerous resource assessments are therefore conducted to optimize the location, design, and selection of wave energy converters. This Special Issue aims to highlight and promote wave energy resource assessments based on the latest original approaches. Thus, we particularly encourage recent investigations with improved numerical simulations, machine-learning techniques and observations, as well as advanced analyses and interpretations discussing uncertainties and biases, data assimilation, sustainability of resources, expected performances of energy converters, potential environmental impacts of energy extraction, future wave-climate projections, new criteria, novel energy metrics, or selection indices.

Dr. Nicolas Guillou
Dr. Bahareh Kamranzad
Dr. George Lavidas
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • wave energy metrics
  • wave energy converters
  • numerical spectral wave models
  • spatio-temporal variability
  • coastal shelf seas, offshore and nearshore resources

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Wave Energy Resource Assessment for Small-Scale WEC near a Harbour
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2022, 10(8), 1081; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10081081 - 07 Aug 2022
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Accurate evaluations of the available and technically exploitable wave energy resources are fundamental to optimise the design and implementation of energy converters in the marine environment. However, long-term resource assessments have been primarily conducted for large-scale devices in offshore energetic locations, thus ignoring [...] Read more.
Accurate evaluations of the available and technically exploitable wave energy resources are fundamental to optimise the design and implementation of energy converters in the marine environment. However, long-term resource assessments have been primarily conducted for large-scale devices in offshore energetic locations, thus ignoring onshore sites such as harbours with easier access, installation and accessibility to devices. Here, we conducted a ten-year evaluation of the performance of wave energy converters (WECs) off Roscoff harbour (northern Brittany, France). As the site of application shows moderately energetic conditions, particular attention was dedicated to small-scale WECs by adapting ratings to the local wave climate. This investigation combined (i) a high-spatial resolution (~5 m) hindcast database established with SWAN with (ii) generic and specific assessments of WEC performance. We exploited, in particular, scaled power matrices derived from the Oyster technology to assess the capacity factors and energy output of devices. In addition to characterising the annual and seasonal variability of the available resource off the harbour breakwater, this investigation provided further insights for optimising WECs, including experimental prototypes. It is therefore suggested that this type of evaluation be considered for the assessment of small- and/or full-scale energy converters in the marine environment. Full article
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