THESEUS Deliverable ID2.5: Part B - Barriers for wave energy conversion

Thomas Lykke Andersen, Jørgen Harck Nørgaard, Piero Ruol, Luca Martinelli, Barbara Zanuttigh, Elisa Angelelli, Edgar Mendoza-Baldwin, Rodolfo Silva-Casarín, Cecilia Enriquez-Ortiz

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The THESEUS project examine the application of innovative combined coastal mitigation and adaptation technologies, generally aiming at delivering a safe (or low-risk) coast for human use/development and healthy coastal habitats. Within coastal engineering THESEUS Work Task 2.1 is proposing to adopt wave energy converters (WECs) for beach defence purposes for mitigation of flooding and coastal erosion hazard in the context of increasing storminess and sea level rise. A proposal from the THESEUS project is to place WECs close to the shoreline for contemporary attenuating wave attacks and thereby produce a secondary benefit. Results from WT 2.1 will be integrated with computations and used when designing proper mitigation options in THESEUS sites, WT 5.1 and 5.3.

To perform an accurate study on the use of WECs in mitigation of coastal erosion, detailed information on the absorption- and reflection characteristics from the devices is needed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHESEUS Deliverable ID2.5 : Report on Physical Tests on Innovative Coastal Structures, Final Version
EditorsHans F. Burcharth, Thomas Lykke Andersen
Number of pages131
PublisherEuropean Commission
Publication date2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012


  • Wave Energy Converter
  • Coastal Mitigation Technology
  • Coastal Adaptation Technology


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