A new integrated marine data toolbox developed to support the investment and growth in the wave, tidal and offshore wind energy sector is set to be launched at a free event tomorrow by the RESOURCECODE project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund.

During the virtual event on 10 March, the RESOURCECODE team will demonstrate the capabilities of the toolbox, as well as the value of the datasets and provide an interactive environment to introduce the suite of tools.

The RESOURCODE marine data toolbox provides developers with a set of standards and functions for resource assessment and operations planning. The toolbox integrates a high-resolution hindcast dataset and analysis tools in an online platform enabling easy access and analysis. The toolbox has been created using 27 years of hindcast wave data, from across North West Europe and it will provide technology developers and supply chain companies with world leading resource characterisation, enabling them to improve engineering designs, optimise operations in highly demanding marine environments, reduce barriers and promote growth in renewable energy.

“We are delighted to launch the RESOUCECODE toolbox, which will enable easy access to the data, while the extended implemented open-source library will allow online analysis dedicated to refined resource assessment and offshore energy converters design and optimisation,” said Nicolas Raillard, Researcher at Ifremer. “We are confident that the final 27 year dataset, combined with the RESOURCECODE marine data toolbox will provide the most adapted and integrated solution for ocean renewable energy developers.”

“The RESOURCECODE project brought together an international consortium of businesses and marine renewable energy test sites supported by established academic partners, which blended the necessary expertise for the project,” added Matthew Storey, Project Manager at EMEC. “EMEC has enjoyed leading on this project and working in partnership to develop this new marine data toolbox, which will deliver significant benefits for the energy sector.”

The RESOURCECODE project brings together the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Ifremer, Ocean Data Lab, BlueWise Marine, Centrale Nantes, University College Dublin, University of Edinburgh and INNOSEA.

Registration for the event is free and can be accessed here.