The Ocean has been always a double-edged sword. Beautiful and attracting on the one hand, powerful and dangerous on the other. And still today, 50.000 years after the first evidence of a boat construction, mankind has not even come near the objective of getting control of it, as nature shows us. An interesting open issue, then it's a matter of fact, that space travelling has awaken far more interest than discovering the sea unknowns.
Our society is growing steadily with an increasing consumption needs. This causes the necessity to optimize existent energy resources and even to find new ones. Wind and solar energy are good examples of this fact, brought forward by governments & companies. Wind Energy's recognization has taken over 20 years, with its pioneers being first treated as lunatics. And there comes Ocean Energy, presenting less visual impact, and remarkable potential in terms of availability and power.
World Energy Council 2001 Survey stated the â€œpotential exploitable wave energyâ€ resources worldwide to be 2 TW. For European water the resource was estimated to be able to cover more than 50% of the total power consumption.
Evolution involves adaptability throughout innovation. And this homepage shows you the fundamentals on Ocean Energy, willing you to share your knowledge with others. The first way is to list all institutions concerned worldwide with the R & D of Ocean Energy Devices. Both environmental and economical groups are taken into account, too. It is a kick-off proposal to enhance a network that will be a major step towards the acknowledgment of this renewable energy form.