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An Overview of the UK Marine Energy Sector

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  • ): Lawrence, J (Lawrence, John)[ 1 ] ; Sedgwick, J (Sedgwick, Jonathan)[ 2 ] ; Jeffrey, H (Jeffrey, Henry)[ 2 ] ; Bryden, I (Bryden, Ian)[ 2,1 ]

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Original languageEnglish
Article numberDOI: 10.1109/JPROC.2012.2235055 Published: APR 2013
Pages (from-to): 876-890
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of the IEEE
VolumePROCEEDINGS OF THE IEEE Volume: 101 Issue: 4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013


Abstract: This paper gives a historical overview of the development of the U. K. marine energy sector from its academic beginnings in the early 1970s. It includes discussion on government support policies and where the sector might develop up to and beyond the end of this decade. The paper also presents two very different projects: the European Marine Energy Centre in Orkney, U. K., and the forthcoming All Waters Current and Wave Test Facility in Edinburgh, U. K., as examples of capital investment in the sector.

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