EPSRC Impact Acceleration Account (IAA). Marine met-ocean data and its use in the tidal energy industry: Bureau Veritas and The University of Edinburgh

Project Details

Description

The focus of this project was to exploit and improve already acquired marine datasets (acquired during the ReDAPT project, 2010-2015, £13M, ETI,UK), with the goal of assessing and updating Industrial Guidance for the Tidal Energy industry, specifically the IEC standards for the performance assessment of tidal turbines (IEC TS 62600-200) and the associated standard on resource characterisation (IEC TS 62600-201).

The project allowed new analyses of the data to be completed inlcuding feasibility studies for software and database development to accelerate data and findings dissemination. A key goal was to identify research collaboration opportunities and to further develop industrial-academic partnerships.

Layman's description

The School of Engineering within the University of Edinburgh sought to build upon an industrial-academic partnership in the area of tidal energy with a focused four month project co-funded by one of the world’s leading commercial and industrial certification companies, Bureau Veritas.

The focus of this project was to exploit and improve already acquired marine datasets with the goal of assessing and updating Industrial Guidance for the Tidal Energy industry, specifically the IEC standards for the performance assessment of tidal turbines (IEC TS 62600-200) and the associated standard on resource characterisation (IEC TS 62600-201).
The project allowed new analyses of the data to be completed.

Key findings

This industrial-academic collaboration directly contributed to the recently funded RealTide project (2018-2020, 5M Euro) which Bureau Veritas lead as project coordinators. Further information is available at http://realtide.eng.ed.ac.uk.
This IAA project helped maintain and develop the University of Edinburgh metocean dataset which is now being exploited by multiple research teams.
AcronymIAA-Bureau Veritas
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date3/10/1631/01/17