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Mean Theoretical Wave Energy Resource MWhr around Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2005
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Irish Exclusive Economic Zone

Observations 
Parameters

Transport in the water column

Instruments

Wave recorders; Ocean models

Description 
Summary

This dataset represents 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 pre 2005. Based on the level of agreement found the wave forecasts were then modified slightly and used to estimate the mean annual and seasonal (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) theoretical wave energy resource around Ireland for the Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas. The Mean Theoretical Wave Energy resource (Pelamis) values are measured as lower and upper values in MW/hr as calculated by the Pelamis wave model. Mean Theoretical Wave Energy covers an area known as the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Data model produced in 2005. The Pelamis Wave Model was an oceanographic model using the Pelamis wave energy converter device. The Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas was produced to provide data and information on the accessible wave energy resource potential around Ireland. Wave model developed by ESB International (ESBI) as part of the Accessible Wave Energy Atlas Ireland published by the Marine Institute and Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland. Model completed for time period run.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
References

ESB International (2005) Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas, ESB International

Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/mean-theoretical-wave-energy-resource-mwhr
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactTrevor Alcorn (Scientific and Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c308b7-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1947
Last revised2017-12-04