Marine Renewable Energy

Globally, we face increasing energy challenges with rises in demand and the impacts from climate change. Government agencies and industry alike are responsible for creating mechanisms for policy, regulation and innovation which will provide long term solutions and increase energy security.

The NOC’s science underpins environmental impact assessments for marine renewable energy installations and their energy resource assessment. We are also experts in:

  • Developing models used to process weather, tide and current data; to make accurate tidal predictions and to understand resource availability
  • Creating innovative marine radar and satellite altimetry applications for wave energy resource assessment and investigates impacts of interactions between offshore wind farms and waves
  • Developing sensors, instrumentation and sea-going vehicles able to make measurements in new ways or in inaccessible places.