Our Ocean Wealth Enablers Task Force

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This report of the Development Task Force, represents the culmination of a significant body of work carried out by the members of the task force over 2014-2015. This work was undertaken at an exciting time in the development of the Irish marine economy. The State has set itself ambitious targets in its integrated marine plan, Harnessing our Ocean Wealth. Government is attaching great importance to improving its regulatory processes so as to at once both protect our precious marine resource and yet realise its potential to contribute to Ireland’s economic recovery. Significant progress has been made in this regard. All the while, our capacity to understand and harness our ocean resource is growing through and emerging and energetic marine research community. 

Publication Date: 2015-07-10

Organisation: Marine Institute

Author: Marine Coordination Group

Analysis of the Potential Economic Benefits of Developing Ocean Energy in Ireland

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An analysis of the potential economic benefits of developing ocean energy in Ireland.


Publication Date: 2006

Organisation: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Author: Sustainable Energy Authority Ireland

Accessible Wave Energy Resource Atlas Ireland 2005

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Publication describes an initial comparison between several years of hourly wave forecasts (using WAM) on a grid of points located off the Irish coast with corresponding records from a number of buoys installed in recent years.

Publication Date: 2005

Organisation: Marine Institute

Author: ESB International

Analysis of Impacts and Benefits of All Island Grid

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Analysis of Impacts and Benefits of All Island Grid

Publication Date: 2008

Organisation: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Author: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Research and Development and Ocean Energy

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Ocean energy – wave and tidal generated electricity - is at the Research and Development, pre-commercial stage. Ireland has a significant effort underway in ocean energy R and D which represents a potential competitive advantage for the country particularly in light of other advantages such as the highly energy intensive wave resource, possible access to major markets through the Anglo Irish talks on electricity supply now underway and other factors.

This Paper records the views of the three key stakeholders in ocean energy R and D- Third Level institutions, Government Agencies and Industry. It sets out the boundaries to ocean energy at the present as discerned by these stakeholders and it identifies the five research priorities for the next few years: develop and grow the database; develop understanding of the economics of the industry; promote a series of projects to deal with practical engineering problems; continue to invest in infrastructure; and build the research effort into the environmental dimension to ocean energy. Overarching all of this is the need to provide funding for R and D in this (Government-determined) research priority area.

Publication Date: 2012

Organisation: MRIA

Author: MRIA

Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan Natura Impact Statement

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Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan Natura Impact Statement.

Publication Date: 2011

Organisation: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Author: AECOM

Optimal control of wave-energy point absorbers

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Optimal control of wave-energy point absorbers: A novel control strategy based on Model Predictive Control.    

Publication Date: 2010

Organisation: HMRC

Author: HMRC

Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement

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Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan Strategic Environmental Assessment Statement.

Publication Date: 2014

Organisation: Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources

Author: AECOM

Why Wave Energy - Market Driver Analysis for Investors and Policy Makers

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This paper discusses why an investor would consider wave energy as an investment option.

Publication Date: 2005

Organisation: HMRC

Author: HMRC

Ocean Energy Initial Development Zones White Paper

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The opportunity to derive energy from the Ocean is significant in Ireland, both from Wave and from Tidal sources. The potential is such that Ocean Energy represents a critical opportunity to create substantial wealth and employment on this island over the next twenty years and beyond. Key to this transformation of the island of Ireland into ‘Europe’s Battery’ is the achievement of the target set in the Republic by Government to have 500MW of Wave and Tidal capacity in operation by 2021.

The Marine Renewables Industry Association- which represents Ireland’s Marine Renewables industry in the Ocean Energy fields of Wave and Tidal- recognises that achieving the 500MW target over the next ten years will require a major coordinated effort across all Government Departments and Agencies and a focus on a small number of sea areas for developments towards 2020. The Association proposes in this Paper that four Initial Development Zones (IDZs) for Ocean Energy be prioritised by Government and that efforts to achieve the 2020 target be focused in these zones. The Paper demonstrates that this proposal is consistent with broad Government economic development policy as well as policies in Energy, Spatial Planning and Regional Planning. 

This White Paper hails the progress made in Ocean Energy in Ireland to date, highlights the challenges which must be overcome and proposes measures to expedite further development. Specifically, this Paper identifies the priority Initial Development Zones, sets out the assumptions underlying them and indicates the next steps to be taken- urgent action, notably in Consenting where a Round to provide for initial exploration and exploitation of the IDZ’s is critical, is sought.

Publication Date: 2010

Organisation: MRIA

Author: MRIA

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