TIDAL-GES : Tidal Energy – A transition to affordable and clean energy that can achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ in coastal and marine waters
- Start Date:
15 Feb 2022
- End Date:
15 Feb 2026
- Funding Body:
University of Galway Global Challenges
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The Tidal Energy project ‘TIDAL-GES’ at University of Galway is focusing on solutions to secure transition to affordable and clean energy that also enhances the health and resilience of communities, wildlife and environment.
The acronym TIDAL-GES comes from the project title ‘Tidal Energy – A transition to affordable and clean energy that can achieve ‘Good Environmental Status’ in coastal and marine waters’.
The project will engage with multiple stakeholders – including the people living in the coastal communities – to unlock the potential benefits for them in our drive to decarbonise the economy.
Part of the University of Galway Global Challenges Programme, the project will bring together a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and a wide variety of stakeholders.
WP1 – Impact of climate change on tidal energy sites
WP2 – Development of a monitoring system for wildlife in the vicinity of tidal energy devices
WP3 – Public engagement in tidal energy, conservation management and socioeconomic assessment of potential energy sites
WP4 – Assessment of the structural life of tidal turbine blades
WP5 – Project management and dissemination