A Research Team from the Environmental Research Institute and the Cleaner Production Promotion Unit of University College Cork (UCC), and the University of Strathclyde, presented ideas and looked for opinions on wave and wind energy during a visit to Donegal. The team worked on three projects X-Rotor, SafeWave and Wind Value, which are funded by the Irish Government and the European Commission. The Research Team comprised: Nicola Baxter, University of Strathclyde, X-Rotor; Kevin Campbell, University College Cork (UCC), Wind Value; Peter Deeney, UCC, Wind Value and X-Rotor; Dorcas Mikindani, UCC, Wind Value; and Aaron Luke Smith, UCC, X-Rotor and Safe Wave.
A report of the Wave and Wind Energy Day is available here.
The X-ROTOR project is funded by the European
Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation
under Grant Agreement No. 101007135.
To Watch a Video about Wave Energy https://youtu.be/-kGM1BYFqTo
The Safe Wave project is co-funded by the by the European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA), Call for Proposals EMFF-2019-18.104.22.168 – Environmental monitoring of ocean energy devices.
The Wind Value project is funded by The Irish Research Council IRC*21/PATH-A/9348 Peter Deeney SFI-IRC Pathway Prog
Click here for a summary of some of the current scientific literature on the effects of electromagnetic fields form power cables, on crabs and lobsters. This is not an exhaustive literature review but does give some indications about the current state of knowledge.
Download the Poster presented to the Wind Energy Ireland Conference in March 2021 by Peter Deeney which summarizes the input from the previous online questionnaires from marine communities in Donegal, Islay and Spain as well as from the wind industry.
Marine Protected Areas Recent Report here
Planning and Permissions