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[Conferences]How France is going to catch up on marine renewable technologies?
Source: Release:2014-04-18 18:10:09 Writer: Hits:

Conference I: How France is going to catch up on marine renewable technologies?

Yann-Hervé De Roeck:Dr. Yann-Hervé De Roeck has been educated in France as civil engineer (Ecole Polytechnique) and applied mathematician (PhD in numerical analysis, University Paris-Dauphine). In 1991, he joined Ifremer, the main French oceanographic research institute, contributing to many numerical modelling programs from composite materials for marine usage to geophysics and coastal oceanography. He can also share his experience in setting up a system for coastal operational oceanography mixing data and modeling (Previmer), in environmental monitoring program (Rebent), in data policy at the European level (member of MARINE OBSERVATION AND DATA EXPERT GROUP), and in the expectations of the Marine Renewable Energies as coordinator of the project that conducted to the creation of France Energies Marines, a public-private research institute dedicated to Marine Renewables. Since March 2012, he is the Executive Director of France Energies Marines.

Abstract:In the field of marine renewable energies, the huge natural potential in both metropolitan and overseas France can help meet the energy demand in mainland and island shore areas. This potential is backed up by a sound industrial and scientific maritime and energy sector base, bringing the challenges into the economic arena by developing a supply chain that creates jobs in a global market. Projects arise along the coast over the various technologies and are strongly anchored in regional terms. The distinctive role of France Energies Marines will also be explained, as the outcome of a dynamic partnership set up on the basis of demonstration projects of various energy harnessing devices at sea, as well as prospective study approaches to determine how the market will evolve, technological obstacles, criteria for environmental integration and compatibility of uses.

Key Words: Marine renewable energies Engineering modeling

Language: English

18:45: -20:00p.m. 23rd Apr., 2014 (admission 10 minutes earlier)

217 lecture hall, West 5 Building

Conference II:SEENEOH:A test site for tidal energy in France

Dr. Cyril Giryhas been educated in France and UK as engineer in environmental sciences (University of Bordeaux and University of Southampton) and marine sciences (PhD, University of Bremen, Germany). In 2011, he joined MARUM – Center for Marine Environmental Sciences, to studying proxy-based environmental reconstructions and to validating numerical simulations from global circulation models. Since 2012, he is the Scientific Director of Energie de la Lune, engineering firm in the field of Marine Renewable Energies and applied oceanography. He provides environmental expertise as consultant and shares his expertise in environmental engineering to assess the feasibility in implementing ocean harnessing systems (tidal and waves devices) on coastal environments, to define specifications for setting up tidal estuarine test site and assessing environmental impacts of tested tidal devices (SEENEOH).

Abstract:Tidal energy market presents a huge natural potential worldwide in mainland and islands areas. To meet the energy demand, tidal devices technologies have been developed in many countries. In a market analysis ordered by France Energies Marines, Energie de la Lune identified 146 technologies which could be implemented in marine, estuarine and/or in riverine environments. France Energies Marines is currently setting up a tidal estuarine test site – SEENEOH in order to test full-scale river devices and intermediate-scale ocean devices. With the technical support of Energie de la Lune, SEENEOH tidal estuarine test site will allow for assessing the performance and reliability of tidal devices and their sub-systems as well as evaluating environmental impact of tidal devices. Moreover, SEENEOH test area is located few hundred meters from the shore. This proximity allows for reduced machine deployment costs providing a unique opportunity for tackling technological and environmental obstacles at this early-stage deployment of tidal energy market.

Key Words: Marine renewable energies Tidal energy

Language: English

20:15-21:30p.m. 23rd Apr., 2014 (admission 10 minutes earlier)

217 lecture hall, West 5 Building


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