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Data set name

Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodESBI Pelamis Wave Energy Atlas 2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

North Atlantic Ocean. Celtic Sea. St. George's Channel. Irish Sea.

Observations 
Parameters

Wave direction; Wave height estimates; Wave height and period statistics

Instruments

Wave recorders

Description 
Summary

The Irish Wave Power Atlas published in 2005 describes an initial comparison between several years of hourly wave forecasts (using WAM) on a grid of points located off the Irish coast with corresponding records from a number of buoys installed in recent years. Based on the level of agreement found the wave forecasts were then modified slightly and used to estimate and map the mean annual power and energy resources at the theoretical, technical, practicable and accessible levels. Spatial data from the atlas consists of shapefile layers generated by the Pelamis model. Annual Average Wave Height (m), Annual Average Wave Period (s), Annual Average Power Practicable (MW), Annual Pelamis Energy (MW), Seasonal Average Power Flux kW (kW), Seasonal Hydro Energy MW hours (MW), Seasonal Pelamis Average Power MW (MW) and Seasonal Pelamis Energy GW hours (GW).

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://data.marine.ie/Dataset/Details/20929
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactOcean Science and Information Services (Scientific and Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierER.IE.MI.OSIS.AccesssibleWaveEnergyResourceAtlas
Global identifier6498
Last revised2015-09-14