Sea Waves Are Tomorrow’s Oil
Thanks to electricity, our society has changed more in a century than in a millennium. However, massive challenges lie ahead: the oil and gas resource is depleting dramatically,
not to mention the threat of climate change. In the next lecture of the Annual College of Science, Engineering and Food Science (SEFS) Public Lecture Series on February 29th titled: "Sea Waves are Tomorrow’s Oil", Anne Blavette will give an insight into the cutting-edge research of ocean electricity.
According to Ms Blavette, "electricity producers worldwide are turning to renewables, which Ireland is fortunately blessed with, having in particular one of the best wave energy potential in the world. However, contrary to coal or gas-fired power plants, ocean power plants have some characteristics that require changing the traditional way to operate the electrical network", she explained.
Anne Blavette holds a BSc in Physics from the University of Rennes, Brittany, France, and a MScE in Energy Engineering from EPF-Engineering School in Paris. She is now a third-year PhD candidate at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, UCC. Her PhD work focuses on the electrical grid impact of electricity generated from ocean energy converters.
The lecture will be delivered on Wednesday, February 29th 2012 at 8pm in Boole IV Lecture Theatre. The lecture series is organised by Emeritus Professor William Reville, Public Awareness of Science Officer, SEFS and will continue until March 14th.
Full details of the lectures can be consulted by visiting website http://understandingscience.ucc.ie/Lecture2012.pdf
Admission is free, and as always, members of the public are invited to attend.