OceanEd to provide courses to the Marine Renewable Energy Industry

MaREI hosts two free Ocean Energy courses for the Marine Renewable Energy industry

27th September 2016

Event #1 – Introduction to Wave Energy

When: Monday 17th of October

Location: Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy


10:00 – 11:30 – Seminar

Wave Theory: wave motion, linear wave theory, energy content of ocean waves. Wave resource scatter plots. Interpreting wave resource data. Wave spectra.

12:00 – 13:30 – Seminar 2

Introduction to Wave Energy Conversion. Device topologies & basic operating principles. Power matrices.

14:30 – 15:30

Tank demonstration session (linear wave flume)

Event #2 – Wave Tank Testing

When: Monday 14th of November

Location: Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy


10:00 – 11:30 – Seminar 1

How to design a device test model. Scaling issues. How a wave tank operates and what it can and cannot do.

12:00 – 13:00 – Tank Demonstration Session

In 2015 UCC/MaREI were awarded MaREI directors Fund in response to demand and query to scope out the industry needs for training courses. Over a four-month period the national and international marine industry was consulted with an emphasis on device and project developers in both marine and tidal. 31 national and 16 international stakeholders were consulted on a list of 25 topics deemed to be of most interest to the marine industry. The topics were ranked between 1 and 7, with 7 being of most interest. The average interest of all the topics range between 4 and 6, highlighting a significant interest in a majority of the topics. All stakeholders consulted were keen on courses being provided.

The topics and their rankings can be seen in the figure above.

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