In the wake of the growing interest in Marine Renewable Energy (MRE), an EU funded project looked to make education about these energy sources and technologies more accessible.
The Aquatic Renewable Energy Technologies (Aqua-RET) E-learning Tool Project created resources for multiple demographics who need to know how aquatic renewable energy technologies work, and in some cases in order to make informed decisions. These demographics include: teachers of primary and secondary school; those who provide additional educational material; a range of stakeholders in the energy sector, including the public, planners, energy advisors, developers, and people working in ancillary sectors.
The AquaRET Project created a series of posters related to marine energy, along with other educational resources. These are focused on Offshore Wind, Wave, Tidal Stream, Tidal Range and Run-of River energy. These resources can be accessed and downloaded at: http://www.aquaret.com/,
Competence Mapping Tool (CMT):
The CMT is a tool in which interested parties can view the available jobs with MRE industries, and within these positions see what skills sets are necessary. This can help guide those wishing to enter the industry to understand the steps they should take to do so effectively.
Technology specific posters are available for download and free to use for educational purposes. These posters provide an introductory level understanding to the different methods of deriving power from the marine environment.
The Technology Selection goes into more detail in regards to each technology type. This includes a look at the history of its development, locations of the energy source, environmental and economic considerations, future potential for the technologies an case studies where this has already begin development. This would complement those wishing for a more in-depth understanding of the MRE sectors.
The link below will provide access to downloaded in-depth chapters on each of the sectors found within the overarching MRE sector.
Download Images and Illustrations:
All of the content on the website is available for download for any interested organisation to use.