PUBLIC LECTURE: **SOLD OUT ** Energy from the Ocean in Western Australia
A public lecture by Dr Scott Draper, Centre of Offshore Foundation Systems and UWA Oceans Institute.
Western Australia is bordered by substantial resources of marine energy - waves generated from storms in the Southern and Indian Oceans provide significant energy flux to the South of the state, and the Kimberley tides in the North offer some of the largest tidal fluctuations in the world.
In this lecture Dr Scott Draper will summarise the latest and best estimates, or upper bounds, of the renewable energy potential of these resources and compare them to other well-known forms of renewable energy. He will then begin to refine the upper bounds, allowing for theoretical and practical constraints. This necessitates a basic discussion of tidal and wave energy devices, beginning with the simplest idealisations and stepping up to the devices currently under development in Australia and the world.
He will conclude with refined estimates for the (technically) exploitable marine energy resources of Western Australia and outline the key challenges facing marine energy device developers in the race to become an economical form of energy supply.
Cost: Free, but booking essential. Book a seat (unreserved): https://www.ias.uwa.edu.au/lectures/draper
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