/  October 28, 2013  -  October 27, 2016


Design tools, enabling technologies and underpinning research to facilitate ocean energy converter arrays





University of Edinburgh, Tecnalia, University College Cork, University of Exeter, University of Aalborg, Norsk Marinteknisk Forskningsinstitutt, Wave Energy Centre, France Energies Marines, Iberdrola Renovables Energia, Vattenfall, Deme Blue Energy, Prysmian Cables Y Sistemas, Tension Technology International, IT Power, Sandia Corporation, Joint Research Centre, Ocean Energy Europe Association
Client European Commission
Funding by European Commission (FP7)
Duration 28.10.2013 - 27.10.2016
Editers Jochen Giebhardt, Bahram Panahandeh, Fabian Thalemann, Christian Dick, Boris Valov
Focus Condition monitoring systems (CMS) and array control approaches for wave and tidal energy arrays, operation and maintenance impact on array operation, software programming


The DTOcean project will create an integrated suite of open source design tools for the ocean energy sector to address the challenges of progressing the sector from single devices to arrays. To be specific, hydrodynamic array layout, electrical infrastructure, operations, maintenance & control, moorings & foundations, and installation & logistics will be addressed. There will be a significant focus on the economic, environmental and reliability challenges.