It is our privilege and honor to welcome you to 4th Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (AWTEC 2018) which will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on September 9-13. The event will be a platform for engineers, researchers, experts to keep abreast of the current state-of-the-art advancements in ocean energy in a broad sense, ranging from wave energy, tidal energy, ocean thermal energy, ocean current energy, to offshore wind energy.
The AWTEC conference was first held in Jeju, Korea in 2012. Then it was held in Tokyo and Singapore in subsequent every two years. With the efforts of all delegates, the Organizing Committee members, and the previous organizers, the AWTEC conference series quickly become the most important event in ocean energy in Asia. These Conferences provide a forum to promote scientific advancement, technological progress, information exchange, and cooperation among engineers and researchers in ocean energy in an interdisciplinary spectrum. Relevant scientists, researchers and engineers are welcome to take advantage of this opportunity to submit and present their research work and/or industrial applications and interact with other experts in this challenging field. In addition to technical sharing, you can also enjoy the rich traditional culture and international hospitality in metropolitan Taipei. It is a dynamic city perfectly mixed with oriental tradition and western modernity. Furthermore, just with a 40-minute drive from Taipei city, the National Northeast Scenic Coast invites you into a world of emerald seas and mountains and blue skies, a winding coastline of capes and bays, and fine sandy beaches. Of course, You may spend a day visiting the National Palace Museum and linger for another day along old streets and Gold Ecological Park of Jioufeng, a small mountain village and Taiwan’s gold mining center in the past, for a deep traditional touch of Taiwan.
Session of Interest: Science Supporting the Success of the Marine Renewable Energy Industry
Chairs: Zhaoqing Yang and Andrea Copping
Successful development of the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) industry requires not only the development of innovative, robust devices and moorings, but also the support of scientific disciplines to characterize the energy resource, assess the environment for appropriate deployment locations, and understand the potential for causing risk to marine animals, habitats, and other human uses of the ocean.
This session invites papers that address the challenges of practical extraction of energy from the ocean to accelerate the development of the MRE industry through advanced scientific research and management. Examples of the challenges that must be met to create a successful MRE industry worldwide include 1) identification of gaps in methodology, tools, data management 2) definition and measurement of physical, environmental and social-economic impacts 3) improvement of techniques for monitoring the environment 4) improvements in the accuracy of numerical models with field measurements.