Articles | Volume 11, issue 4
Ocean Sci., 11, 543–557, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-543-2015

Special issue: Oceanographic processes on the continental shelf: observations...

Ocean Sci., 11, 543–557, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/os-11-543-2015

Research article 09 Jul 2015

Research article | 09 Jul 2015

Investigation of suitable sites for wave energy converters around Sicily (Italy)

C. Iuppa et al.

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The paper describes the analysis of wave energy along the coast of Sicily (Italy). A third-generation model was adopted to reconstruct the wave data along the coast over a period of 14 years. The analysis of the wave energy allowed characterising the most energetic zones and to individuate eight hotspots suitable for the implementation of wave energy converter farms.