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Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources
Atlas of UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources. 2008. ABPmer. Date of access (Day Month Year accessed)
Contact: ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer), more

Dedicated website
Availability: Licence
Conditions of supply and usage of the data are specified in a formal agreement.

A project commissioned by BERR in 2007 has taken the existing UK Marine Renewable Energy Resources Atlas forward. This new stage of development for the Atlas has enabled an enhanced definition of the primary resource variables and is now a product that is being made more accessible though a webGIS interface. The charts in the Atlas indicate the distribution of potential resource for the future deployment of renewable energy technologies – wind, wave and tidal. The project team was led by ABP Marine Environmental Research and included the providers of major marine data holdings (Met Office and Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL)). The Atlas represents the most detailed regional description of potential marine energy resources in UK waters ever completed to date at a national scale, and will be used to help guide policy and planning decisions for future site leasing rounds (

Geology - Geophysics - Sedimentation > Bathymetry - sonar images, Meteorology, Physical > Currents - drift - dispersion - tracers, Physical > Waves - swell
Marine, Fresh water, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Directional wave field, Distribution/Wave height, High tide, Neap tide, Tidal waters, Water waves, Wind forces, Wind power, Wind speed, ANE, British Isles

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles [Marine Regions]

ABP Marine Environmental Research (ABPmer), moredata creator
MET Office, moredata creator
Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory (POL), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: GIS maps
Metadatarecord created: 2009-06-11
Information last updated: 2014-11-03
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