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The Sound of Waves in the Mutriku Wave Energy Plant

The Sound of Waves in the Mutriku Wave Energy Plant

The launch of the first acoustic observatory installed in the Wave Energy Plant of Mutriku took place on the 5th of June 2018. Located in the Bay of Biscay, this wave power plant was inaugurated in 2011 by the Basque Energy Agency, EVE. The Mutriku Wave Energy Plant is the only infrastructure related to the ocean energies in Gipuzkoa (northern Spain). It´s the first commercial European wave energy plant based on the principle of oscillating … Read entire article »

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Contribution of EMODnet Ocean Energy to Marine Spatial Planning

Contribution of EMODnet Ocean Energy to Marine Spatial Planning

Marine spatial planning (MSP) is increasingly being used to map, control and coordinate ocean uses (Huckerby et al., 2016)[1]. According to O’Hagan (2016)[2], the majority of countries which have some form of MSP in place do not reflect ocean energy in terms of either reserved or pre-allocated zones for future ocean energy activity. In other countries such as Denmark, Germany and Sweden, the offshore wind is the only form of marine renewable energy identified, with … Read entire article »

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Exploiting the Ocean’s Energy

Exploiting the Ocean’s Energy

During this century, Europe is facing the transition towards a low-carbon energy system based on technological development, leverage of vast domestic untapped renewable resources and innovation of the industrial capabilities. Marine renewable energies (MRE) is the energy carried by ocean waves, tides, salinity and ocean temperature differences. They are going to play an important role in the energy mix during the coming years, thereby contributing to: secure energy supplies decreasing CO2 emissions the creation of local industrial activity around the … Read entire article »

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