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Breaking waves
11/02/2019

3 members of our team went to the University of Rhode Island

Progress meetings
29/01/2019

Serial progress meetings

A training module dedicated to ORE
22/01/2019

Intervention of France Energies Marines within the framework of a master's degree from Aix-Marseille University

Towards a closer partnership with Chile
09/01/2019

Two members of the France Energies Marines team visited Chile from 17 to 20 December

Déploiement d'un houlographe sur MISTRAL
17/12/2018

Deployment of a wave buoy

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Projects in progress: ARCWIND, CARAVELE, DIME, GEOSISMEM, HYD2M, PHYSIC, THYMOTE

Completed poject: AESTUS

Tools and methods for site characterisation

The objective is to have measurement, characterisation and simulation methods to provide an accurate description of the physical environment (wind, wave, current, temperature) and the seabed of sites suitable for the installation of MRE farms.

The main challenge is to acquire a better understanding and mastering of the marine environment in order to better select the areas where the farms are to be located, to optimise the overall performance of the machines by improving understanding of interactions between ORE technologies and the marine environment, but also by providing reliable information for a better consideration of environmental impacts.

Meteocean

  • Spatialisation of observations
  • Measurement and modeling of extreme events
  • Characterisation of the high frequency dynamics of resources
  • Improved wind-wave-current coupling

Marine geology and geophysics

  • Characterisation of sediment dynamics
  • Ground characterisation through geophysic
  • Seismic risk prevention / slope stability, human activities