DTOcean is a European collaborative project funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Development, more specifically under the call ENERGY 2013-1.
DTOcean that stands for Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays aims at accelerating the industrial development of ocean energy power generation knowledge, and providing design tools for deploying the first generation of wave and tidal energy converter arrays. It gathers 18 partners from 11 countries (Ireland, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Portugal, France, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Belgium and United States of America) under the coordination of the University of Edinburgh.
“DTOcean will focus on a range of array sizes and hydrodynamic layouts.
On this basis, the project will implement a work plan which aims to:
(i) determine technically and economically optimal configurations for the offshore electrical network
(ii) develop models for mooring networks and foundation requirements
(iii) design optimal logistic solutions for the manufacture, assembly, installation, O&M and decommissioning of ocean energy arrays
(iv) identify, adapt and develop methods to optimise operational aspects of arrays of wave and tidal devices