New Tide and Wave Recorder

RBR Ltd. has introduced the TWR-2050, a new compact submersible tide and wave recorder. The unit, with both burst modes and averaging, is capable of recording tide and wave data according to a flexible user-programmable deployment scheme. Low-power operation and a large internal flash memory provide characteristics for extended deployments. A simple connection to an RF modem or cellular link also makes this suitable for real-time monitoring of sea-state conditions. (read more)
2005-01-24 12:00:00

Triaxis Next Wave Sensor Update

The TRIAXYS Directional Wave Sensor was originally developed by AXYS Technologies Inc. in conjunction with the Canadian National Research Council (NRC) in 1998. The TRIAXYS sensor has recently been updated with several new features. The major change in 2010 involves the TRIAXYS sensor being configured by the WatchMan500 controller, the same controller as used in all AXYS monitoring stations. The TRIAXYS classic sensor is primarily a wave sensor with capability to interface and control a limited number of other sensors. With the addition of the WatchMan500, AXYS main data acquisition and control system used at the core of its monitoring... (read more)
2010-03-10 04:26:03

E.On UK Orders Wave Generators

Pelamis Wave Power has received an order from E.on for the next generation of Pelamis Wave Energy Converter, known as the P-2. The machine will be built at Pelanis Wate Power's new Leith Docks facility Edinburgh (UK) and put through its paces at the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) in Orkney.   The new machine will be 180m long and includes a range of enhanced design features to improve performance and ease of manufacture.   This will be the first time a major utility has ordered a wave energy converter for installation in the UK and the first time the... (read more)
2009-02-16 12:03:08

Boost for Big Wave Expansion

Spectrum has commenced Phase four of the Big Wave Multi-Client seismic programme in the eastern Gulf of Mexico (USA) just days after the Obama administration announced its eastern Gulf of Mexico lease proposal. The new acquisition commenced on 4th April using the GGS Atlantic 2D seismic vessel. It comprises a key infill survey of over 12,000km and is designed to generate a tighter grid for prospect level mapping. Phase 4 will increase Spectrum's Eastern Gulf of Mexico coverage to 65,000km of long offset high-quality seismic data. This new infill acquisition coincides with Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar's announcement on... (read more)
2010-04-19 02:16:29

NOAA Real-time Wave Monitoring

The NOAA National Ocean Service, Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) has installed a real-time wave/current measurement system in the Chesapeake Bay (MD, USA) using a bottom-mounted RD Instruments ADCP to measure complete frequency-direction wave spectra along with the current profiles. The acoustic modem, with its wireless connection, is a method for data communication between the ADCP and the surface buoy, eliminating the need for underwater cables that are expensive to install and maintain. However, the huge amount of data generated from the wave measurement may pose a serious challenge to the acoustic modem's robustness and power requirement.... (read more)
2004-03-03 12:00:00

Wave Energy Potential in Ucluelet

The West Coast Wave Collaboration project (WCWCP) is excited to announce the successful deployment of three wave monitoring buoys off the coast of Ucluelet, BC. The objective of this ocean energy research program is to work together with the community, government, developers and industry to better understand the wave energy climate potential off BC's west coast.     This cutting edge project was launched in June, 2009 and has been made possible by the combination of expertise and funding of partners including the University of Victoria's Institute for Integrated Energy Systems (IESVic); CanmetENERGY of Natural Resources Canada; Fred Olsen Renewables... (read more)
2010-01-12 04:28:50

World Wave and Tidal Market

The World Wave & Tidal Market Report is a new report published by Douglas-Westwood focusing on the current and future prospects, technologies and markets for the wave and tidal current stream sectors. The agency foresees a great leap in the worldwide use of wave and tidal energy during the next four years.   The wave and tidal sectors are currently characterised by a large number of concept devices. An increasing number of these technologies have attracted investment and progressed to full-scale prototype testing. The first commercial projects are now appearing online. This emerging industry offers potential to investors seeking to... (read more)
2008-12-29 11:04:04

Wave Gliders Go for Record

On Thursday, 17th November 2011, in San Francisco Bay, USA, Liquid Robotics launched four Liquid Robotics Wave Glider ocean robots on a record-setting journey across the Pacific Ocean, the longest distance ever attempted by an unmanned ocean vehicle. In 300 days, the surface gliders are to travel 25,000 miles and collect 2,250,000 discrete data points.     The purpose of this voyage is to foster new scientific discoveries in ocean science by making vast amounts of collected and transmitted ocean data available globally during the Wave Gliders' year-long journey.    The gliders are equipped with a Seabird GPCDT with dissolved... (read more)
2011-11-28 10:14:51

Wave and Tidal Technology Symposium

Wave and Tidal Energy is high up the political agenda. The Scottish Executive is determined to extend additional support to the sector. The £50m Marine Renewables Deployment Fund is now open for business, and the consultation period for the Marine Bill has just closed. The Carbon Trust concludes that suggests that wave and tidal energy has the capability to meet 3% of the UK electricity demand by 2020 - a dramatic expansion for a sector currently moving into the pre-commercial demonstration phase. This year's (read more)
2006-06-27 12:00:00

Irish Wave Power Study Completed

Wave energy developer Carnegie Wave Energy Limited (Australia) has completed its detailed site evaluation and conceptual design study of a proposed 5MW CETO commercial demonstration project in Irish waters.     The two studies were undertaken by RPS Consulting Engineers and assessed a number of potential near-shore sites along the west coast of Ireland. Potential sites were assessed through a detailed site evaluation study considering a number of key factors including wave resource, grid connectivity, constructability and environmental sensitivities. The study identified the two most promising sites for a commercial demonstration project.   A site specific conceptual design was then... (read more)
2011-08-08 11:19:46
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