Considerations on future emerging technologies in the ocean energy sector

Davide Magagna, Lucia Margheritini, Alberto Moro, Philippe Schild

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Abstract

The Ocean Energy Sector has seen remarkable advancements in the past two decades, but ultimately the oceans remain the next energy frontier. This paper combines the Authors’ review of the latest European Commission reports, including the outcomes of the 2018 JRC workshop of Future Emerging Technologies in the Ocean Energy Sector. The results of the analysis indicate a higher convergence of Tidal sector compared to Wave sector and this, in the Authors’ view, is the consequence, not the cause, of the higher knowledge transfer of the first compared to the former. Lack of convergence negatively influences the effective engagement of a supply chain. Therefore, we cannot but help observing and promoting a very distinctive path for Wave and Tidal energy evolution. Despite these internal differences, the Sector is generally relatively young and almost everything can be considered a Future Emerging Technology. Consequently, we identify “Technology Families” that include subsystems, components, parts, used by different developers and ocean energy devices and we highlight the ones that propose a solution with wider application across the Sector.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Renewable Energies Offshore : Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018), October 8-10, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
EditorsCarlos Guedes Soares
Number of pages8
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Publication date2019
Pages3-10
ChapterKeynote lectures
ISBN (Print)978-1-138-58535-5 (Hbk + USB)
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-429-50532-4 (eBook)
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event
3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
- Venue Location Congress Center Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 Oct 201810 Oct 2018
http://www.centec.tecnico.ulisboa.pt/renew2018/general_info.aspx

Conference

Conference
3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore
LocationVenue Location Congress Center Instituto Superior Técnico Lisboa Portugal
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period08/10/201810/10/2018
Internet address
SeriesProceedings in marine technology and ocean engineering (Print)
ISSN2638-647X

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    Magagna, D., Margheritini, L., Moro, A., & Schild, P. (2019). Considerations on future emerging technologies in the ocean energy sector. In C. G. Soares (Ed.), Advances in Renewable Energies Offshore: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore (RENEW 2018), October 8-10, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal (pp. 3-10). CRC Press/Balkema. Proceedings in marine technology and ocean engineering (Print)