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Wave energy

Wave power is the transport of energy by ocean surface waves, and the capture of that energy to do useful work ? for example, electricity generation, water desalination, or the pumping of water (into reservoirs). A machine able to exploit wave power is generally known as a wave energy converter (WEC).

Wave energy

  • W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd.

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Canada
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    Baird is a pre-eminent engineering company recognized worldwide for creative and innovative solutions where water meets land. Baird consists of a unique association of engineers, scientists and designers committed to excellence in analysis, hazard and risk assessment, engineering, and construction of river and coastal infrastructure and restoration projects.  Baird's senior professionals are recognized for developing science-based technical solutions and leading complex multi-disciplinary consulting teams.

  • GRID-Arendal

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Knowledge partner
    Country of registration:
    Norway
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Knowledge Partner
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    GRID-Arendal is a Norwegian foundation that supports the United Nations Environment Programme.  It is a centre of excellence for the scientific analysis of environmental issues in many areas including environmental assessments, ocean issues and polar regions.

  • Highly Efficient Ocean Wave Energy Converters

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    Product
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    As the quest for clean renewable energy intensifies the proposition of extracting energy from ocean waves sounds increasingly more attractive. The wave energy resource is recognized to contain the highest energy density among renewables and is virtually inexhaustible. Moreover unlike wind the wave climate is more predictable and is generally less intermittent. The primary waves of interest are those generated by the blowing of the winds which in turn are a product of differential heating of the earth. Therefore the wave energy may be considered as a concentrated form of solar energy.

  • Byucksan Power

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    South Korea
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member
    Sector(s) of expertise:

    Byucksan Power fulfills market needs through feasibility studies and consulting services in Korea and abroad.

    Byucksan Power has expertise in:

    1. Power systems: ecofriendly transmission and distribution lines, substations
    2. ESCO & Renewable energy - energy saving company: solar, wind, wave power
    3. Power IT: Smart grids, ESS and EMS
  • Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera

    Type: 
    Organisation
    Country of registration:
    Argentina
    Relation to CTCN:
    Network Member

    A successful environmental management depends on adequate incorporation of technologies, proper impact assessment and ongoing training of human resources. Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA) conducts climate related research and generates climate information to underpin the development of mitigation and adaptation strategies at national and international levels. CIMA has a team of Experts recognized by scientific excellence and a Department of Innovation and Technology that successfully engage with both private and public sectors.

  • Offshore Energy Harvesting Storage and Power Generation System

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    Product
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    Problem: Intermittency of wind energy supply from wind turbines Technology: This invention is a system for simultaneously anchoring floating offshore energy harvesting machines such as wind turbines and wave energy machines storing excess energy harvested and then generating continuous power to meet baseload demands. It consists of a subsea structure with a chamber that is anchored to the seafloor by either gravity or piles to resist mooring cable loads on the supporting floating structure used for the energy harvesting machines. The chambers are constructed from precast concrete.

  • Hollow Fiber Membranes for Osmotic Power Generation via Pressure Retarded Osmosis (PRO)

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    Technology:

    Technology Overview: Osmotic energy is a completely renewable source that utilizes the mixing entropy of two solutions with different salinity. In the 1970s pressure retarded osmosis (PRO) as a membrane-based separation process was proposed to extract the osmotic energy from the sea. In this process water is drawn naturally from a low salinity feed solution across a semi-permeable membrane to a pressurized high salinity draw solution; power is then obtained by depressurizing part of the diluted draw solution through a hydroturbine.

  • Systems and Methods for Wave Energy Conversion

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    Product
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    Technology:

    Background: This technology provides a low cost low maintenance solution for generating electricity from ocean waves. Its unique magnetic coupling system isolates all mechanical components from the harsh marine environment making it ideal for powering sensor arrays communication nodes or other applications within the coastal zone. The technology will help to break down multiple barriers (power and communication) and accelerate development of coastal sensor networks across multiple sectors (environment security commerce etc.) growing the market in the process.

  • Options for Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Coastal Environments

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    Publication
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    Objective:

    This guide is about taking account of, and managing, ecosystems to help people adapt to climate change in coastal areas: coastal Ecosystem based Adaptation (EBA). Vital to human wellbeing, adaptation to climate change is increasingly important in international policy discussions such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), which have acknowledged the potential importance of EBA in meeting this challenge.