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Reference Number ETI-MA1009
Title SMARTtide Tidal Modelling
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Ocean Energy) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Project Contact
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Black & Veatch
Award Type Institute Project
Funding Source ETI
Start Date 29 July 2011
End Date 05 March 2013
Duration 19 months
Total Grant Value £450,000
Industrial Sectors Technical Consultancy
Region South East
Programme Marine
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Black & Veatch (99.998%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Project Contact , H R Wallingford Ltd (0.001%)
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Abstract Launched in October 2011 this project involved Black & Veatch, in collaboration with HR Wallingford and the University of Edinburgh to develop a model of the UK Continental Shelf and North European Waters, 100 times more accurate than existing marine data. This has been used to assess the tidal energy potential around the UK (tidal range and tidal streams), to inform the design of energy harnessing schemes, to assess their interactions, and to evaluate their impact on European coasts. It can also be used to renew and inform flood defences, coastal erosion and aggregate extraction. Now completed, the project has been launched to market under the brand of SMARTtide. This is available to the marine industry under licence from HR Wallingford.
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