WIT Press


CATEGORIZATION AND GEO-LOCALIZATION OF MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN AREA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SDP180361

Volume

217

Pages

9

Page Range

401 - 409

Published

2018

Size

346 kb

Author(s)

GIULIA GOFFETTI, NICOLETTA PATRIZI, ELENA NERI, STEFANO MAGAUDDA, RICCARDO M. PULSELLI, SIMONE BASTIANONI

Abstract

An energy transition towards renewable sources is fundamental to reach the goals established by the Paris Agreement. In recent years, marine renewable energies (MREs) are emerging as possible solutions to face the de-carbonization process. The Mediterranean area can be a hotspot for the development of Blue Energy. Understanding what Blue Energy is and which MREs could be involved in energy production processes is fundamental. In this paper, MREs will be investigated through a categorization and summarization of the more interesting existing case studies presented. The results of this investigation will be illustrated by means of a representative Web-GIS map, with the aim of showing the location of the main marine technologies in the Mediterranean area.

Keywords

global warming, Blue Energy, MAESTRALE, Web-GIS