Wave energy know how online
Progress in the development of wave energy technology can now be tracked online.
Wave Energy Scotland has launched a new web-based library containing a wealth of information on projects identified as priorities for the sector.
WES is a subsidiary of Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and fully funded by the Scottish Government.
It is taking an innovative and highly collaborative approach to supporting the commercialisation of wave technology through a programme that brings together the best of industry and academia to take forward the projects.
In just over two years, WES has worked with 150 separate organisations across more than 50 projects in a range of technology areas, committing in excess of £24 million in funding for a range of technology areas.
As well as developing cutting edge technology, the WES objectives focus on sharing the project outcomes.
To that end the new online library includes information on research, knowledge capture and international collaborations.
Elva Bannon, the senior research engineer leading the development of the library, said: “A key driver of what we are doing is the dissemination of results of the work we are involved in, and that’s what this new online library is all about.
“It is the first time that outputs generated through the WES programme are made available from a single source.
“It provides an opportunity and platform for us to showcase the wonderful work which we have supported over the past two and a half years.
“In sharing this information, we are encouraging collaboration and ensuring that the lessons learned from the technology development projects are used for the benefit of the wider wave energy sector.
“We will be adding to the library constantly as we have more outputs from our projects and events. We are also working towards the release of some early research on wave energy undertaken in Scotland.”
Over 100 documents are currently available, with future releases of more documents as the WES programme advances. The library will be updated with additional reports and details of the projects coming under the WES umbrella, including international collaborations and historic research.
The new online resource is easily accessible for free via the WES website.
For further information and to register visit http://library.waveenergyscotland.co.uk/