This project aims to develop high resolution, accurate maps of wave and tidal stream energy resources off the west coast of Ireland
€199,445Total Project Costs
2 yrProject Duration
Irish waters have one of the richest and most accessible marine renewable energy resources in the world. In this project surface currents and gravity waves and interactions between them will be investigated using the state-of-the-art numerical ocean-wave modelling system in conjunction with field measurements obtained from the most advanced and unique CODAR radar technology and wave buoys. Integration of model results and CODAR data will provide high resolution, high accurate maps of wave and tidal stream energy resources off the west coast of Ireland, including the site of the first Irish wave energy farm, ESB's WestWave project.
Total Project Cost: €199,445
Funding Agency: Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
Year Funded: 2015
Lead Organisation: National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)