Contemporary Seabed Sedimentary Processes and Hydrodynamics with Direct Relevance to the Siting of Offshore Renewable Energy Farm

Contemporary Seabed Sedimentary Processes and Hydrodynamics with Direct Relevance to the Siting of Offshore Renewable Energy Farm

Project Title: Contemporary Seabed Sedimentary Processes and Hydrodynamics with Direct Reelvance to the Siting of Offshore Renewable Energy Farm
 
Funding Body: GSI
 
Period: Jan 2010- 2014
 
Researcher: Mark Coughlan
 
Project Description:
 
The object of my project is to develop a robust methodology for the development of site suitability mapping for offshore renewable energy (e.g. wind,tidal and wave) based on existing data and potential new geotechnical data acquisition. This requires close work with industry to appraise their needs in order to make offshore energy a viable alternative in Ireland. Such requirements include a knowledge of the seabed geology and the dynamic processes that go on, along with constraint mapping including mapping of wrecks,fishing areas,conservation areas,military firing ranges etc.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork

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