Summary of Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission No. IO50-12-0004PresentationPoster

ENERGY FROM THE INDIAN OCEAN

R. Karthikeyan1, A. Samad1, P.Vyshnavi 2, O. Singha **2, N. Venkatesan2, E.J. Avital3

1 IIT Madras, India
2 VIT University, India
3 Queen Mary University London , UK

ABSTRACT :

Indian Ocean has strong potential of harvesting renewable energy and some efforts have already been implemented and others are under way. People in remote islands and coastal areas can get energy from the ocean sources, but consideration must be given to preserving the environment and sometimes to the low local potential marine energy. Projects as the Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC), Oscillating Water Column (OWC) were pursued by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT, Chennai) and two others are planned for the Gujarat and West Bengal coasts. However, more projects are needed as the Indian Ocean coastal line is long and needs of energy grow. In this paper, issues related to wave, tidal and current energy will be discussed. A new approach of increasing marine energy harvesting will be discussed by coupling the advances in hydrodynamic and advanced control engineering techniques.