Encouraging ocean energy extraction in Europe using resource mapping
The European Union (EU)'s Intelligent Energy Europe programme aims to improve energy sustainability in Europe. To do this, they funded the Strategic Initiatives for Ocean Energy (SI OCEAN), which is paving the way for the identification of current barriers to the deployment and commercialisation of wave and tidal energy technology. Proper resource mapping is vital to achieve this. To assist with this, we worked with several partners to develop the SI OCEAN Data Portal – a GIS-based web client that uses our MIKE CUSTOMISED platform. It enables the European ocean renewable industry to better evaluate the potential of wave and tidal energy production.