About this Research Topic
The EC Communication of January 2014 on Blue Energy highlights the potential of European seas and oceans as sources of clean energy. According to the EC, marine renewable energy includes both offshore wind and ocean energy and it is recognised as a new driving force of EU economy that generates economic growth and jobs, secure the energy supply and enhance competitiveness through technological innovation.
To date, the Blue Energy use in the Mediterranean basin is still in an embryonic phase when compared to the situation in other seas/oceans and is headed by single and experimental projects. The Mediterranean Sea is characterized by more or less suitable areas for the development of the Blue Energy exploitation, considered in all its sources - waves, tides, currents, salinity and temperature gradients along with other alternative energy forms related to the use of off-shore wind farms and the use of marine biomass.
The Research Topic aims to review the already existing case studies and their effectiveness, study new possible solutions for the deployment of marine energy, highlight hindrances and start the foundation of a blue energy strategy in the Mediterranean area.
Manuscripts can be of the following types: Original Research, Protocol; Technology Report; Review; Perspective; Data Report
Keywords: Marine Energy, Blue Energy, Blue Growth, Wave Energy, Wind Energy, Mediterranean Area
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