Available data and references

Ifremer and Centrale Nantes have worked together for over twenty years on innovative projects in the field of marine structures, particularly on pivotal projects of European and international scope (MARINET, MERIFIC, SEAORBITER, IHES / GEPS Techno), including recently FLOATGEN, EOLINK and FORSEA.

The two institutions are also deeply involved, and often driving forces, in upstream research on the modelling (theoretical, numerical and experimental) of physical phenomena related to oceanography, marine biology and offshore systems engineering, e.g. Labex Sea

Their research teams are also innovative in the development of test facilities in order to adapt them to the needs of R&D and innovation: major developments of test tanks, deployment of the first offshore test site connected to the network for MRE, continuous data acquisition systems for environmental monitoring etc. With SEM-REV in particular, THeoREM is getting unique feedback on the regulatory and environmental context of the deployment of MREs.

As a result of their involvement in previous projects, Ifremer and Centrale Nantes have built up a unique set of databases on the marine environment and the behaviour of offshore structures which can be used in the R&D projects supported by THeoREM: free access to certain data for "academic" research, conditional access for R&D and innovation projects with its private partners.

Bibliographic references, some examples:

  • J.M. Rousset, Principle of data acquisition and sensors, Seminar on instrumentation of ocean devices Marinet, Le Croisic, April 2014
  • I. Le Crom, C.Berhault, G. Le Bihan, SEM-REV feedback from the marine renewable energy test site, Thetis, Cherbourg 2014
  • I. Le Crom, C.Berhault, “From Lab to real sea conditions - How to support MRE development”, Atlantic Power Cluster, 2014, Santander
  • Y. Perignon, I. Le Crom, Challenging best knowledge to real conditions on the SEMREV marine test site, EWTEC'2015, Nantes
  • I. Le Crom, G. Le Bihan, H. Lugez,  Marine Operation Review: Feedback on the implementation of the SEMREV test site for Marine Renewable Energy, ICOE'2016, Edimburg, 
  • V. Arnal, T. Soulard, JC. Gilloteaux, C. Berhault, “Designing FOWT mooring system in shallow water depth”, FOWT2018, 2018, Marseille
  • B. Mallat, G. Germain, B. Gaurier, P. Druault, JY. Billard, Experimental study of the bubble sweep-down phenomenon on three bow designs, Ocean Engineering, 2018.
  • B. Gaurier, G. Germain, JV. Facq, CM. Johnston, AD. Grant, AH. Day, E. Nixon, F. Di Felice, M. Constanzo,Tidal Energy Round Robin Tests. Comparisons between towing tank and circulating tank results, International Journal of Marine Energy, Marinet special issue, 2015.
  • P. Mycek, G. Germain, B. Gaurier, G. Pinon, E. Rivoalen, Experimental study of the turbulence intensity effects on marine current turbines behaviour, Part II: Two Interacting Turbines,   Renewable Energy, 2014.
  • B. Gaurier, G. Germain, P. Davies, A. Deuff, Flume tank characterisation of marine current turbine blade behaviour under current and wave loading,  Renewable Energy, 2013.
  • Maisondieu C., Le Boulluec M. (2016). Benefits of using a spectral hindcast database for wave power extraction assessment . The International Journal of Ocean and Climate Systems , 7(2), 1-5
  • Maisondieu C. (2015). WEC Survivability Threshold and Extractable Wave Power . Proceedings of the 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference 6-11th Sept 2015, Nantes, France
  • Le Boulluec M. (2014). MARINET. WP4: Research to innovate and improve infrastructures, technologies and techniques. Deliverable D4.04EC. Report on low frequency response and moorings . D4.04EC .
Published on June 1, 2018 Updated on July 9, 2018