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Marine Renewable Energy. PROTTEC Collaboration Retreat Marine Renewable Energy PROJECT PROPOSALS Develop/Benchmark instrument test regime Jim Grant 19/04/11. Project Brief Activities Outcomes to date Conclusions. IDEA

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Marine renewable energy

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PROTTEC Collaboration Retreat

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Develop/Benchmark instrument test regime

Jim Grant


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Project Brief


Outcomes to date


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  • IDEA

  • To share experience between current instrument developers and users

  • Identify possible gaps in measurement technologies or weaknesses in current methods/technologies

  • Encourage bilateral/international collaboration

  • Support nursery test site development

  • Scope of innovation measurement techniques (proving new techniques)

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  • IDEA (continued)

  • Improvement in existing measurement devices and techniques when necessary

  • Create better understanding of

  • - the marine environment

  • - the geology of the site

  • - environmental data

  • - atmospheric data

  • - socio-economic implications

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  • To set up an exhaustive analysis of the wave/tide etc tools and procedures

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  • 3. ACTIONS

  • Produce a paper (wave Hub/Finistère) – action involving UoE/Ifremer/UoP/UBO and PROTTEC

  • Define a project leader

  • Set up further meeting between participants mentioned upward before March 2011, potentially January 2011 in the frame of PROTTEC

  • Set up an instrumentation network (engaging businesses)

  • Identify potential funding sources within Interreg programmes such as two seas, FP8 with data integration to WEC/TEC testing

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  • 4. OUTPUTS

  • Define best practice

  • New and better instruments

  • Definition of instrumentation regimes fit for purpose at test sites

  • Matched to stakeholder requirements


  • Contribute to stakeholders

  • Match the requirements of stakeholders

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6. Initial Interest Group

Christophe Maisondieu, Ifremer,

George Smith, University of Exeter

Jean-Baptiste Saulnier, University of Exeter

Jim Grant University of Exeter

JingJing Xu University of Plymouth

Juliette Jackson University of Plymouth

Sanjay Sharma University of Plymouth

Pascal Tarits Université de Bretagne Occidentale

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Outcomes to date

Two cross-border meetings between UoE and IFREMER

Mtg 15-17 Dec in Tremough Christophe Maisondieu and Miles Davis visited J-B Saulnier, George Smith, Helen Smith, Lars Johanning et al.

Discussion on (i) further joint comparison of sea state analysis carried out near WH and Brittany. (ii) possible further collaboration re moorings.  Focus on users of instruments helping them to be more effective in data production and analysis. Work on new measurement techniques using devices such as 5 beam ADCPs, or developing methodologies taking wave data analysis and then feeding that into wave current interaction models

Mtg 16-18 March in Brest. J-B Saulnier with Christophe Maisondieu and Marc Prevosto.

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Outcomes to date

Research paper

Sea State Directional Analysis Near the Wave Hub Facility

(Elsevier: Applied Ocean Research)

Authors: Saulnier, Maisondieu, Ashton, Smith G

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Outcomes to date

Further collaboration

Engage other partners identified

Looking to collaborate with other institutes eg PREVIMER (inst of Metocean data) and SHOM Hydrographic Inst)

Potential European Strategic Framework research project. Some ongoing development s possible through MERIFIC (another INTERREG project) and links to FP7 EU MARINET project

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Significant progress to date on instrumentation techniques

Clear focus on researcher users

Not addressed gaps in technologies or the development of technologies

Established an enduring link.

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