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This book is arranged into ten chapters that could logically map onto taught programs in the sequence presented. References are provided at the end of each chapter for further reading. The introduction (Chapter 1) provides the context for renewable energy, and the role of ocean renewable energy within the energy mix, and covers fundamental topics and principles such as energy and power, electrical grid systems, and the cost of energy. Although much of the content of this book could be considered entirely from a descriptive perspective, the reader will gain much more insight by considering ocean renewable energy from a more mathematical perspective, and Chapter 2 introduces the physics and mathematics of fluid dynamics.
Chapters 3-6 cover the fundamentals of each ocean renewable energy resource in turn: tidal energy, offshore wind, wave energy, and then (briefly) other forms of ocean energy-ocean currents, OTEC, and salinity gradients. An essential step in the development of any ocean renewable energy project is field measurements of the resource, and this is covered in detail in Chapter 7. At early stages of project development, or to understand how the resource varies over timescales that extend beyond observations, validated models are required, and this is comprehensively covered in Chapter 8. Some applications of ocean renewable energy optimization are covered in Chapter 9 and, finally, more contemporary research topics relating to ocean renewable energy, such as multiple resource interactions, introduced in Chapter 10.
2. Review of Hydrodynamic Theory
3. Tidal Energy
4. Offshore Wind
5. Wave Energy
6. Other Forms of Ocean Energy
7. In Situ and Remote Methods for Resource Characterization
8. Ocean Modelling for Resource Characterization
10. Other Aspects of Ocean Renewable Energy