This project looks to progress a new low cost marine technology to aid in gathering data on the marine environment

Project Insights

  • €25,000

    Total Project Costs
  • 2 yr

    Project Duration
  • 2016

    Year Funded

Project Description

The requirements of the marine renewable industry – and the challenges of climate change for coastal regions – have brought about a demand for more data on the marine environment. Specifically the environmental parameters such as significant wave height, wave period, and the wave climate both spatially and temporally very often needs resolving so that design and evaluation of coastal protection is based on the best possible data. To aid in data gathering, this project seeks to progress a new lower-cost marine technology to locally measure the wave statistics using a wave buoy with tail tube Oscillating Water Column (OWC) and pressure sensor. It is intended that the design will eventually be self-powered using Wave Activated Sensor Power (WASP) for Intelligent Buoys following a new design developed by the company OECS LTD.

Project Details

Total Project Cost: €25,000

Funding Agency: Marine Institute

Year Funded: 2016

Lead Organisation: Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT)

Tom Dooley

Lead Researcher