The toolbox developed by the RESOURCECODE project will provide technology developers and supply chain companies with world leading resource characterisation, enabling them to improve engineering designs, optimise operations in highly demanding marine environments, and increase investor confidence.
Resource data in a raw format has limited value to he industry; the new suite of tools being developed in RESOURCECODE is required to review, quality control and interpret the raw data so the benefits can be maximised. Building upon these requirements the project has three objectives which are outlined below:
- Resource Model Expansion: Production of a comprehensive hindcast database of high-resolution ocean energy resource parameters for European waters (extending from the North of Scotland to Bay of Biscay) validated against the industrial test sites datasets and satellite data.
- Data Analytics: Advance a suite of tools (from Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 4 to TRL 8) to support ocean energy analytics, which will underpin design and operational decisions for MRE deployments.
- Online Platform: Development of an online platform through which the services described above will be accessed, applied and exploited by test facilities, the supply chain and renewable technologies undertaking pre-commercial demonstration.
This collaborative project has received support under the framework of the OCEANERA-NET COFUND project, with funding provided by national/ regional sources and co-funding by the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
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The partners include:
European Marine Energy Centre (UK),
SmartBay Ireland (Ireland),
Centrale Nantes (France),
University College Dublin (Ireland),
University of Edinburgh (UK),