Upcoming Lunch Lectures
"Future change of wave energy resources due to climate change and sustainability assessment."
Tuesday 19 March 2019 (19/03/2019)
Location: 3mE Lecture room E (Robert Hooke)
To attend please register: Ocean Energy (OceanEnergy@tudelft.nl)
Marine renewable energy resources and especially the wave energy play a fundamental role in providing part of the energy demands in coastal areas as well as mitigating the negative impacts of fossil fuels on global warming. However, climate change affects the amount of available wave energy resources and hence, it is crucial to evaluate the climate-induced (long-term) changes of wave energy resources in order to reduce the uncertainties in estimating the future resources. High-resolution atmospheric models available from various resources provide information on different future scenarios of changing climate, and hence, future change of wave climate and wave energy can be estimated in desired areas. For this purpose, numerical modeling of wave characteristics is performed for both historical and future projections, and climate change impacts are assessed by comparing the two datasets. The wave energy and its short-term fluctuation and long-term change (due to climate change) is estimated mostly in nearshore areas, where the wave energy converters are planned to be deployed, and the most appropriate locations will be specified based on the sustainability criteria taking into both short-term variation and long-term change, in order to reduce the uncertainties for a future sustainable development.
Bahareh Kamranzad is a researcher working mainly in the areas of marine renewable energies and climate change impacts. She has also worked on numerical modeling of the wave, extreme value analysis and hybrid approaches for nearshore wave modeling. She has published more than 20 journal papers on the above mentioned issues and has collaborated in several national and international projects. She is currently a faculty member and Assistant Professor at Coastal Engineering Lab, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan.