Tag Archives: wave energy

SOWFIA Data Management Platform

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Besides hosting data, OpenORE will collect open-access databases and open-source software projects on offshore-renewable energy into one well-designed searchable and browsable site. You would be surprised at how many projects exist!

The SOWFIA (Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farm Impact Assessment) Data Management Platform presents a vast amount of environmental and social data collected by the SOWFIA consortium for 6 wave energy test centres across Europe. It is really a fantastic collection of information and the data management platform is well designed, straight-forward to use, and makes the data very accessible to non-scientists.

More info on the SOWFIA project can be found at: www.sowfia.eu

And the SOWFIA Data Management Platform is found at: sowfia.hidromod.com

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Open Wave Energy Project

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Open-source offshore renewable energy is happening! Open Wave Energy Project (OWEP) is developing an open-source wave energy converter called iowep. They have already completed scaled tests at Aalborg University as part of the EU FP-7 funded MARINET program, and they plan to deploy a larger version in Norwegian waters.

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In the spirit of open-source, their website provides detailed descriptions, pictures, and videos of the iowep, allows access to their scientific reports including the results of their MARINET tests, and promises to publish data from future tests.

Check them out at: openwaveenergy.org