EWAVE Conference

Oceanography Centre, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, 9 July 2012, Cyprus


The Oceanography Centre of the University of Cyprus in collaboration with the Atmospheric Modelling and Weather Forecasting Group, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Greece; Ocean Analysis and Prediction Lab – USA Naval Postgraduate School; Cyprus Energy Agency; and the Meteorological Service of Cyprus; announce the organization of an International Workshop on Wave Energy Potential in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea: Quantification and Exploitation.

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Background:

The workshop will be organized within the framework of the research project E-Wave, co-funded by the Republic of Cyprus and the European regional development fund of the EU through the National Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development & Innovation 2009-2010 by the Research Promotion Foundation of Cyprus. The E-Wave Project aims at the development of an integrated, fully operational high resolution system for monitoring the energy potential from sea waves at the Exclusive Economical Zone (EEZ) of Cyprus


Scope and Objectives of the Workshop:

The Workshop aims at bringing together all the key stakeholders interested in wave energy: industrial experts, academic researchers, policy makers, regulators etc. The main scope of the workshop is to present the results of the project focusing on:

  • > An integrated, high resolution system developed for monitoring the energy potential from sea waves at the Eastern Mediterranean Levantine Basin
  • > New Physical and Mathematical models for the prediction and quantification of wave energy in short and long forecasting horizons
  • > Beyond the above subjects, the workshop is open to presentations on any new advances on wave energy research and industrial application.

Who should attend:

  • > Members of the research community aiming at exchanging novel results, sharing similar experiences or new applications of the wave energy.
  • > Decision makers, including resource managers and policy developers, interested in exchanging ideas with the scientific community on the types of information most      useful for their needs
  • > Representatives of international organizations willing to share relevant experience on renewable energy exploitation
  • > Companies interested in investing on renewable energy
  • > Individuals who wish to be informed on new advances and tools for the wave energy estimation and exploitation

Participation:

To ensure participation, in the Wave Energy Workshop please fill in the participation form and return it to organizers not later than 30 th March 2012. More information is available on the web http://www.oceanography.ucy.ac.cy/ewave

MCST-funded wave project kicks off

BuoyA consortium made up of DexaWave Energy Malta, the company interested in investing 42 million Euro in wave energy converters in the seas around Malta, the Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Physical Oceanography Unit (PO-Unit) of the IOI-Malta Operational Center, have today kicked off a Project financed by the Malta Council for Science and Technology through the National Research and Innovation Programme 2010. The project 'blue ocean energy' has started its year and a half journey by the deployment at sea of a high tech, state of the art wave data collection and analysis buoy near Gozo, a first for Malta.

 

 

The instrument which is continuously monitored from land by CCTV and other security features, will give precise and detailed data of the sea wave conditions around Malta, which data shall be analysed by Prof. Aldo Drago and his team from the IOI-MOC of the University of Malta, using numerical modelling tools to assess the wave resource potential in the Maltese coastal waters. The data will then be mathematically converted into potential electrical energy by Prof. Luciano Mule' Stagno from the Institute of Sustainable Energy also within the University of Malta, and passed on to the company to evaluate.


The project is being co-cordinated by Mr.Noel Gauci, Director DexaWave Energy Malta ltd, and Mr. Lars Elbaek, CEO DexaWave Denmark and reseach and Technical Manager of DexaWave Malta.

 

 

The wave data are important for DexaWave Energy Malta to optimize parameters used in similar projects in Denmark for the Mediterranean wave climate in order to reap the highest yield possible and make the investment more attractive. It is also important for the necessary feasibility studies, both financial and technical.