Ocean Energy Glossary (2007)

Author(s) Wave Energy Centre (WAVEC)
Year 2007
Type Guidelines


The Ocean Energy Glossary contains a comprehensive set of definitions of the main terms in the field of wave energy, marine current energy (tidal stream), tidal energy, OTEC and Salinity Gradient.

The definitions in the Ocean Energy Glossary are primarily based on the comprehensive Marine Energy Glossary that was developed by Entec UK Ltd in partnership with the Carbon Trust (2005)1.

The Glossary will be continually evolving and suggestions for additional terms or comments on existing terms are welcome. This Glossary will be available on the IEA-OES website and the update of the contents will be an on-going activity of the IEA-OES. 

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