Open Data


There are a lot of great resources for data, best practices, and information regarding the MHK industry.  Below are some links to resources in the following categories:


OpenEI has a technology database for information about Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology projects around the globe.  Data is organized by projects, technologies, and companies and includes a map which identifies them by phase.

OpenORE is a website to facilitate the open source exchange of code, models, projects, data, media, etc. relating to offshore renewable energy.

The purpose of this blog is to aggregate and organize technical papers as they relate the the development of Marine and Hydrokinetic (MHK) technologies.

Open Wave Energy Project
Open Wave Energy Project is an open innovation arena and an initiative to boost the development of ocean wave energy.

The goals of the ORECCA project (Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action) are to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a roadmap for research activities in the context of offshore renewable energy that are a relatively new and challenging field of interest.

Resource Data

The National Data Buoy Center provides observation data from buoys around the world.

Irish National Marine Institute
Irish marine data including several buoys off of the irish coast.

Japan Meteorological Agency
Japan Meteorological Agency provides plots of regional wave data.

Best Practices

EMEC has coordinated the development of a suite of guidelines on behalf of the marine renewable energy industry.

Marine Institute
Development and Evaluation Protocol for Ocean Energy Devices.  This document has guidelines on how to proceed from a concept to prototype

University of Edinburgh
Best practice guidelines for tank testing of wave energy converters

MARINET has posted a wave tank testing best practices document.

Environmental Data

Tethys is a knowledge management system that gathers, organizes, and provides access to information pertaining to the potential environmental effects of marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) and offshore wind development.

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