Marine and Hydrokinetic Data
These datasets detail the marine and hydrokinetic resource available in the United States.
Geographic Coordinate System Name: GCS_WGS_1984
|Wave Power Density||Zip 3.4 MB||10/20/2011||Wave Power Density.xml|
|Wave Energy Period||Zip 2.4 MB||10/20/2011||Wave Energy Period.xml|
|Significant Wave Height||Zip 2.3 MB||10/20/2011||Wave Significant Height.xml|
|Wave Hindcast||Zip 1.4 MB||10/20/2011||Wave Hindcast.xml|
|Wave Study Depth||Zip 100.8 KB||10/20/2011||Wave Depth.xml|
This project estimated the naturally available and technically recoverable U.S. wave energy resource using a 51-month Wavewatch III hindcast database developed by the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration's National Centers for Environmental Prediction. For total resource estimation, wave power density in terms of kilowatts per meter was aggregated across a unit diameter circle. This approach is consistent with accepted global practice and includes the resource made available by the lateral transfer of wave energy along wave crests, which enables densities within a few kilometers of a linear array, even for fixed terminator devices.
Read Mapping and Assessment of the United States Ocean Wave Energy Resource for full details of the study.
Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database
The U.S. Department of Energy's Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database provides information about marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) renewable energy, both in the U.S. and around the world. The database includes wave, tidal, current, and ocean thermal energy and contains information about energy conversion technologies, companies active in the field, and projects under development.
Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database
The Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database provides data on a range of test capabilities and services available at commercial, academic, and government facilities and offshore berths within the United States.