Proceedings of EWTEC 2015
The 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference was organized by the Ecole Centrale de Nantes, L.H.E.E.A (CNRS-UMR 6598), with the support of the EWTEC Technical Committee.
The conference was held for the first time in France at the Cité Internationale des Congrès de Nantes. During 4 days, the program featured 60 thematic sessions presented in 4 to 5 parallel sessions and covering 10 different thematic tracks.
From the 500 abstracts initially submitted, 297 full papers were finally selected by a peer-review process, under the control of the international Technical Committee, to be presented at the Conference and included in the present proceedings.
These papers are divided in the thematic tracks as follows:
Wave energy: resource characterization (25)
Tidal energy: resource characterization (23)
Wave energy: device development and testing (41)
Tidal energy: device development and testing (29)
Wave energy: hydrodynamic, structural and mechanical modelling (46)
Tidal energy: hydrodynamic, structural and mechanical modelling (42)
Power-Take-Off, control, grid integration (28)
Station Keeping, moorings, structural loading and fatigue (15)
Environmental impact and appraisal (29)
Economical, social, legal and political aspects (21)
The conference proceedings have the format of a CD.
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