Environmental Monitoring Techniques and Equipment related to the installation and operation of Marine Energy Conversion Systems

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Results of activities under project Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies (MaRINET) are reported, which led to DEMTE, a database, created on the basis of standardized monitoring of the marine environment during installation, operation and decommissioning of Marine Energy Conversion Systems. Obtained with the consortium partners’ available techniques and equipment, the database shows that such instruments cover all identified marine environmental compartments, despite the lack of underwater vehicles and the reduced skills in using satellite technologies. These weaknesses could be overcome by an accurate planning of equipment, techniques and knowledge sharing. The approach here presented also leads to an effective analysis even in non-marine contexts.



S. Scanu, F.M. Carli, M.A. Peviani, V. Piermattei, S. Bonamano, F. Paladini de Mendoza, K. Dampney, J. Norris, M. Marcelli

DOI: 10.12910/EAI2015-041



Sergio Scanu, Filippo Maria Carli, Viviana Piermattei, Simone Bonamano, Francesco Paladini de Mendoza, Marco Marcelli - University of Tuscia, Department of Environmental and Biological Sciences (DEB) - Laboratory of Experimental Oceanology and Marine Ecology, Civitavecchia, Italy

Peviani Maximo Aurelio - Electric Research System (RSE), Sustainable Development Department, Milano, Italy

Keith Dampney, Jennifer Norris - The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) Ltd, Old Academy Business Centre, Stromness, Orkney, Scotland