Developing methodologies for large scale wave and tidal stream marine renewable energy extraction and its environmental impact: an overview of the TeraWatt project

J. Side, A. Gallego, M. James, I. Davies, M. Heath, H. Karunarathna , V. Venugopal , A. Vögler , M. Burrows

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This article presents an introduction and overview of a modelling project “TeraWatt: Large scale interactive coupled 3D modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact”.

The project was funded by the SUstainable PowER GENeration (SUPERGEN) “Marine Hub”. SUPERGEN ( is an initiative of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Energy Programme, led by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). It is focused on supporting resilient and sustainable generation, supply, transmission and storage of the UK's energy. The Marine Challenge addresses the UK Centre for Marine Energy Research's (UKCMER) mission to support the wave and tidal energy sector beyond their current state of development.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalOcean and Coastal Management
Early online date13 Dec 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2017


  • renewable energy
  • tidal power
  • wave power
  • pentland firth
  • marine renewable energy
  • tidal stream
  • environmental impact
  • energy extraction

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