Mean Theoretical Wave Energy Resource MWhr

Published by: Marine Institute
Theme: Energy
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This dataset represents an initial comparison between several years of hourly wave forecasts (using WAM) on a grid of points located off the Irish coast with corresponding records from a number of buoys installed pre 2005. Based on the level of agreement found the wave forecasts were then modified slightly and used to estimate the mean annual and seasonal (Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter) theoretical wave energy resource around Ireland for the Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas. The Mean Theoretical Wave Energy resource (Pelamis) values are measured as lower and upper values in MW/hr as calculated by the Pelamis wave model. Mean Theoretical Wave Energy covers an area known as the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Data model produced in 2005. The Pelamis Wave Model was an oceanographic model using the Pelamis wave energy converter device. The Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas was produced to provide data and information on the accessible wave energy resource potential around Ireland. Wave model developed by ESB International (ESBI) as part of the Accessible Wave Energy Atlas Ireland published by the Marine Institute and Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland. Model completed for time period run

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Theme Energy
Date dataset released 2005-12-31
Date dataset updated 2017-12-18
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons licence conditions apply', '', 'license', '', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
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Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-12.5, 50.1],[-12.5, 56.7], [-5.2723, 56.7], [-5.2723, 50.1], [-12.5, 50.1]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-2000"}
Provenance information The Irish Wave Energy Resource Atlas data was created from ESBI Pelamis Wave Model using marine datasets ran 2005. More details on the scientific quality and analysis of the data is available from the downloadable report released with the atlas.
Period of time covered (begin) 2005-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2005-12-31