OpenORE fills a significant gap in the ORE data sharing market – research data for researchers.
There are several other data exchange platforms and projects out there. All are very useful and each has its own niche.
- OpenEI – www.openei.org – OpenEI is a U.S Department of Energy website for sharing data related to energy projects across a wide range of technologies. Users are able to upload and download independently. However, because it covers such a breadth of energy projects, there is very little on ORE and the database is not tailored to the needs or ORE users.
- Open Sea Operating Experience – http://opera-h2020.eu/ -OPERA is a European wave energy project which aims to collect long-term open-sea operating data from offshore and shore installed devices, delivery results for reducing structural costs and greatly increase power production, reduce technology-related uncertainties and advance standards for reducing business risk.
- Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network – www.waveandtidalknowledgenetwork.com – Data exchange site for wave and tidal technologies run by the UK ORE Catapult. Content is industry focused and consists mostly of environmental data sets, surveys, and reports.
- NNMREC Open Data – nnmrec.oregonstate.edu/open-data – The US Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center hosts freely available data sets from experiments conducted by national laboratories.
- Marine Data Exchange – www.marinedataexchange.co.uk – Run by the UK Crown Estate, the Marine Data Exchange hosts surveys and reports for industrial ORE projects, mostly wind.
- Tethys – tethys.pnnl.gov – Tethys is a database of the environmental effects of ORE run by the US Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
- SOWFIA – sowfia.hidromod.com – An outcome of the SOWFIA project was the SOWFIA Data Management Platform which aims to share European data on environmental and socio-economic effects of marine energy.
- MEDIN – www.oceannet.org – The Marine Environment and Data Information Network host a breadth of information on the marine environment.