Coastal and offshore engineering: energy production and transport, port and offshore structures, water quality, measurements and monitoring, data processing and services, digital twins, economic-environmental assessment, regulatory context
This session includes the coastal and offshore engineering topics related to: infrastructures structures devices and techniques for the production of energy that exploit different sources (e.g. waves, currents, tidal range, wind, sun), energy transport infrastructures (e.g. power lines, regasification plants), energy accumulation systems (e.g. compressed-air energy storage, hydrogen, pumped hydro), water desalination plants and techniques, ports and offshore structures, circulation, mixing, marine water quality and pollution (micro and macro plastics, eutrophication, anoxia), sensor systems and instruments for measurements and monitoring, evaluation of the reliability and performance of measurement systems, information and data acquisition systems, digital twins, development of coastal services (e.g. Copernicus downstream services), economic assessments and impact analysis of new energy production plants on local economic systems and climate-changing gas emissions, analyzes of the regulatory context.
Keywords: Measurement methods and instruments. Marine Renewable Energies. Marine plastics. Coastal circulation and mixing. Digital Twin, Copernicus services; Coastal environmental physics. Remote Sensing. Geographic Information Systems. Databases and telecommunications networks management. energy storage systems. Energy production systems. Energy Conversion. LNG terminals. Effects of environmental conditions on the instrumentation, reliability and maintainability. Regulatory context. Wastewater treatment plants. Analysis of economic environmental impacts.