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HR Wallingford and ETI launch tidal energy modelling tool

Posted: 23-Apr-2013

HR Wallingford and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) have launched SMARTtide, a unique tidal energy modelling tool. SMARTtide stands for Simulated Marine Array Resource Testing model and is designed for use by the tidal industry. It covers the UK’s continental shelf and north-west European coastline. The powerful suite of models identifies the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK and French coastlines. Continue reading ›

HAMMER noise modelling tool to be enhanced

Posted: 02-Apr-2013

Announcement  - HR Wallingford’s tool to investigate the impact of underwater noise on animals, the Hydro-Acoustic Model for Mitigation and Ecological Response (HAMMER), will soon have increased data to model the behaviour of animals. The Natural Environment Research Council in the UK is funding a four month project to collect data on the behaviour of European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax). This data will then be incorporated into the HAMMER model. Continue reading ›

Feedback from our successful underwater noise workshop

Posted: 12-Mar-2013

HR Wallingford and Baker Consultants recently hosted a workshop to discuss the issue of underwater noise pollution related to marine renewables at the tenth RenewableUK Wave and Tidal Conference. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate knowledge exchange between the industry, regulators and academics. A summary of the workshop is given below.  Continue reading ›

HR Wallingford welcomes new Technical Director for Engineering

Posted: 01-Mar-2013

HR Wallingford welcomes new Technical Director for Engineering, Martin Young.
Martin Young is a Chartered Civil Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with over 20 years’ experience in the design and construction of major port and breakwater projects. Continue reading ›

Learn about our award winning scour research

Posted: 07-Nov-2012

Press release - Researchers at HR Wallingford have been presented with the ICE David Hislop award 2012 for their paper on “Evaluating scour at marine gravity foundations”.  Continue reading ›

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