ocean energy research News

  • Successful ocean test advances wave energy research

    The newest prototype of a wave energy device being developed by Oregon State University and Columbia Power Technologies was successfully tested last month in the ocean off Newport, Ore., providing valuable data and moving the research program closer to commercialization. In a $1 million research effort during the past year, 18 different “direct drive” wave energy technologies have been evaluated, ...


    By Oregon State University

  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Global Ocean Energy Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Global Ocean Energy Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Harnessing energy from the oceans

    Forever moving - our restless oceans have enough energy to power the world. As long as the Earth turns and the moon keeps its appointed cycle, the oceans will absorb and dissipate vast amounts of kinetic energy - a renewable energy resource of enormous potential. But harnessing this resource has proven more difficult than first thought. In this the latest installment of the GLOBE-Net Series on ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EU Ocean Energy Association conference

    Introduction Good morning. It is a great pleasure for me to be here today to address you at the 2013 Ocean Energy Europe conference. I am delighted that the EU Ocean Energy Association chose the UK to host the conference for the first time ever outside of Brussels. This illustrates the strong role that the UK has been playing and continues to play in supporting the ...

  • Rivers and oceans as clean sources of energy

    The third day of the acqua alta, which will take place from 10 to 12 November at the CCH - Congress Center Hamburg - will be focusing on the topic of hydro energy. Experts from Germany and abroad will be presenting new developments and projects. Not only will the classic types of energy generation from water power be addressed, but also the advanced and climate-friendly use of tides and sea ...

  • European researchers isolate ocean methane-eating microbes

    Researchers from Germany and the US have developed a molecular technique for capturing the microorganisms that are responsible for absorbing 80% of the ocean’s methane (CH4) emissions. The team has since isolated the genes that are involved in taking up the gas. Unbeknownst to many, there are more than 100 million times more micro-organisms in the ocean than there are stars in the visible ...

  • Generating renewable energy from ocean and river currents

    A device designed to capture and convert energy from ocean and river currents has been developed to provide a source of clean and renewable energy. The designers suggest that energy produced by the device will be cheaper than that from either solar or wind power and offer distinct advantages over standard hydropower technologies. Unlike other forms of hydropower technologies, such as turbines and ...

  • China Ocean Energy Power Generation Market Analysis

    China ocean energy power generation market analysis is an invaluable asset for anyone who wants to invest in the ocean energy power generation industry, to import into/from China, to build factories in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, or to compete in the segment. The report provides in-depth analysis and detailed insight into the ocean energy power generation industry, ...


  • Fertilize the ocean, cool the planet?

    Original story at MIT News Like the leaves of New England maples, phytoplankton, the microalgae at the base of most oceanic food webs, photosynthesize when exposed to sunlight. In the process, they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, converting it to carbohydrates and oxygen. Many phytoplankton species also release dimethyl ...

  • Deep thinking on the world’s oceans

    Changes in deep ocean conditions affect global climate, with deep warming contributing to sea-level rise and the deep ocean absorbing atmospheric carbon dioxide. To assess change, researchers determine the amount of energy (in the form of heat), water and gases (including carbon dioxide), entering and exiting the ocean. They rely on valuable but infrequent deep ocean measurements from ships, ...

  • Ocean pH value decreasing

    A research project into ocean acidification has increased knowledge about conditions in the Baltic Sea and Kattegat-Skagerrak. When the pH value falls, the whole marine ecosystem is affected. A newly developed measurement technique provides information about natural variations in the oceans, which results in improved environmental monitoring. Since 1850 the pH value of the world’s ...

  • Ocean climate center unveiled

    NOAA's Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary has opened its new Ocean Climate Center at its headquarters in San Francisco. The Ocean Climate Center will serve as an ocean and climate change communication centre for the Bay Area and facilitate the exchange of technical, scientific, policy and education information and ideas. The Center will bring together a diversity of ...

  • Irish Minister welcomes Vattenfall Ocean Energy investment

    Vattenfall has selected Ireland to develop commercial scale ocean wave energy electricity generation. Announcing the initiative, Ireland’s Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Eamon Ryan, today called it an exciting and very timely initiative to develop a viable, clean and valuable new renewable energy source. A joint venture, Tonn Energy, has been formed between Vattenfall ...


    By Vattenfall AB

  • New EU research to investigate ocean acidification impact on ecosystems

    Emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) through human activities have a well known impact on the Earth's climate. What is not so well known is that the absorption of this CO2 by the oceans is causing inexorable acidification of sea water. But what impact is this phenomenon having on marine organisms and ecosystems? This is a question to which researchers have few answers as yet. That is why the ...

  • Research and Markets: The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction (3rd Edition)

    Dublin - Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d2b13725/the_atmosphere_and) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "The Atmosphere and Ocean: A Physical Introduction (3rd Edition)" to their offering. The Atmosphere and Ocean is a ...


  • DOE, BOEMRE and NOAA announce nearly $5 million for joint environmental research projects to advance Ocean renewable energy

    The Department of Energy (DOE), Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), and the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) today announced eight joint research awards totaling nearly $5 million to support the responsible siting and permitting of offshore wind energy facilities and ocean energy generated from waves, tides, ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Team probes mysteries of oceanic bacteria

    Microbes living in the oceans play a critical role in regulating Earth's environment, but very little is known about their activities and how they work together to help control natural cycles of water, carbon and energy. A team of MIT researchers led by Professors Edward DeLong and Penny Chisholm is trying to change that. Borrowing gene sequencing tools developed for sequencing the human ...

  • CO2 removal cannot save the oceans

    Greenhouse-gas emissions from human activities do not only cause rapid warming of the seas, but also ocean acidification at an unprecedented rate. Artificial carbon dioxide removal (CDR) from the atmosphere has been proposed to reduce both risks to marine life. A new study based on computer calculations now shows that this strategy would not work if applied too late. CDR cannot compensate for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ten-point plan to save the oceans

    The world has made lacklustre progress in meeting most of the commitments it made 20 years ago to safeguard the oceans, says a report. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, agreements were made on issues such as sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, ...


    By SciDev.Net

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