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WireWall Update

An update below from the National Oceanography Centre re their WireWall project (see earlier news article): The summer sun might have gone, but there were still plenty of people about at the beach to meet the scientists at Ainsdale and Crosby this month. Following the success of the “Liverpool Institute for Sustainable Coasts and Oceans

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WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

WireWall – a new approach to coastal wave hazard measurements

A new collaborative NERC-funded research project, led by the National Oceanography Centre and HR Wallingford, is taking a low-cost instrument previously used to measure waves in the open ocean, and converting it into an easily relocatable overtopping measurement system  – WireWall – that can more confidently assess coastal overtopping hazards, and so help to optimise

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Progress on UK Tidal Energy Developments

Progress on two tidal energy developments in the UK are underway.   The application for a tidal energy centre off the Isle of Wight by Perpetuus Tidal Energy Centre Ltd. has been approved by the MMO. The application for the grid-connected tidal development will include activities which relate to the construction and operational phase of the tidal

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Closed – European Commission consultation on Ocean Energy

The European Commission’s DG Mare is running a consultation on Ocean Energy. Europe’s Integrated Maritime Policy aims to help Europe realise the potential of its marine and coastal resources by providing a framework for coordination of the different functions, uses and users of the seas and oceans and by promoting excellence in marine research, technology

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Launched: The South West Marine Energy Park

The South West Marine Energy Park, which aims to accelerate the commercialisation of marine power, will stretch from Bristol to Cornwall and as far as the Isles of Scilly. Around the UK, DECC estimates that our seas have the potential to generate up to 27GW of power by 2050, equivalent to the power generated from

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