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DTOceanPlus Workshop
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Portugal and Canada to fire up Blue Economy with transatlantic conference
12 November / 2020
WavEC Annual Seminar 2020
09 October / 2020
MaRINET2 launches its 10th short course on Offshore Renewable Energies
08 October / 2020
WEBINAR: Funding opportunities for Offshore Wind projects in Europe
15 September / 2020
CorPower nomeia veterano da indústria eólica para liderar operações em Portugal
27 August / 2020
PivotBuoy and X1Wind floating platform under construction
30 July / 2020
CorPower Ocean assegura 9 milhões de euros em financiamento de capital para tecnologia revolucionária
27 July / 2020
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Wave Energy Pico Plant (only portuguese version)
Ocean Energy in Insular Conditions
The State of Knowledge for Environmental Effects
Licensing Guidance for Marine Renewable Energy Projects in Portugal
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Scientific Papers

Conference Publications and Presentations

Eça, Luís., Pereira, Filipe S., Vaz, Guilherme., Lopes, Rui., Toxopeus, Serge., "On the Role of Discretization Errors in the Quantification of Parameter Uncertainties".in Proceedings of V&V Verification and Validation Symposium V&V 2020, USA, May 20-22.

Burmester, Simon., Gueydon, Sebastien., Koop, Arjen., Wang, Yu., Chen, H C., " High - fidelity modelling of floating offshore wind turbine platforms", in Proceedings of the 39th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore & Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2020, Fort Lauderdale, USA, June 28 - July 3, 2020.

Journal Publications

ikonomou, C. L. G., Gradowski, M., Kalogeri, C., & Sarmento, A. J. N. A. "On defining storm intervals: Extreme wave analysis using extremal index inferencing of the run length parameter." Ocean Engineering, 217, August 2020. 


Simon, Burmester., Vaz, G., Moctar, Ould.,"Towards credible CFD simulations for floating offshore wind turbines"., in Ocean Engineering Journal. Volume 2019. August 2020. 

U. T. Rentschler,Manuel U., Adam, Frank., Chainho, Paulo., Krügel, Kilian., C. Vicente, Pedro. P"Parametric study of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines" – Marine Systems & Ocean Technology, 2020.

Liebrand, R., Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T., & Vaz, G., "Transition and Turbulence Modeling for the Prediction of Cavitating Tip Vortices", in Journal of Fluids Engineering, Volume 143, 1–14, January 2020. 

Lopes, Rui., Eça, Luís., Vaz, G., "On the Numerical Behavior of RANS-Based Transition Models".,  Journal of Fluid Engineering, Vol, 142 May 2020. 

Hirabayashi, S., Vaz, G., & Suzuki, H. “Force Measurements of the Flow Around Arrays of Three and Four Columns With Different Geometry Sections , Spacing Ratios,and Incidence Angles”.in Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering. Volume 142. April 2020. 1–22. 

Falcão, António F.O., Sarmento, António J.N.A., Gato, Luís M.C., Brito-Melo, Ana., "The Pico OWC wave power plant: Its lifetime from conception to closure 1986–2018", in n Applied Ocean Research, 2020.

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T., Vaz, G., & van Terwisga, T. (2020). "Evaluation of scale-resolving simulations for a turbulent channel flow." in Computers and Fluids, Volume 209, 104636. June 2020.


Vinagre, Pedro., Simas, Teresa., Cruz, Erica., Pinori, Emiliano., Svenson, Johan., "Marine Biofouling: A European Database for the Marine Renewable Energy Sectorin the Journal of Marine Science and engineering", in Journal of Marine Science and engineering, July 2020.


Eça, L., Vaz, G., Hoekstra, M., Pal, S., Muller, E., Pelletier, D., Bertinetti, A., Difonzo, R., Savoldi, L., Zanino, R., . Zappatore, A., Chen, Y., Maki, K. J., Ye, H., Drofelnik, Jernej., Moss, Benjamin., Da Ronch, Andrea., "Overview of the 2018 Workshop on Iterative Errors in Unsteady Flow Simulations"., in Journal of Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification, June 2020, Vol.5

Conference Publications and Presentations

Wielgosz, C., Golf, R., Lidtke, A., Vaz, G. and el Moctar, O., “Numerical and experimental study on the Duisburg Propeller Test Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Katsuno, E., Lidtke, A., Rijpkema, D., Duz, B and Vaz, G., “Parameter Uncertainty Quantification applied to the Duisburg Propeller Test-Case”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lemaire, S., Vaz, G. and Turnock, S., “On the Need for Higher Order Interpolation for Overset Grid Methods”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Lopes, R., Eça, L. and Vaz, G. “Turbulence Decay Corrections for Transitional Flow Calculations”, in proceedings of NuTTS2019, Tomar, Portugal, October 2019.

Wang, Y., Chen, H.C., Vaz, G. and Burmester, S.,”CFD Simulation of Semi-Submersible Floating Offshore Wind Turbine under Pitch Decay Motion”, in proceedings of 2nd International Offshore Wind Technical Conference, IOWTC2019, St. Julian’s, Malta, November 2019.

René Bettencourt Rauffus, António Maximiano, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, "CFD Analysis of a Captive Bullet Entry in Calm Water With and Without Turbulence", in ASME 2019 38th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 9-14 June 2019. 

Pedro A. Vinagre, Enara Mardaras, Emiliano Pinori, Johan Svenson, Erica Cruz, Teresa Simas. Comparison of biofouling communities among European regions. EWTEC 2019 – European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. Napoli, Italy, September 2019.

Journal Publications

Fabian Wendt, Kim Nielsen, Yi-Hsiang Yu, Harry Bingham, Claes Eskilsson, Morten Kramer, Aurélien Babarit,  Tim Bunnik  Ronan Costello, Sarah Crowley, Benjamin Gendron, Giuseppe Giorgi, Simone Giorgi, Samuel Girardin, Deborah Greaves, Pilar Heras, Johan Hoffman, Hafizul Islam, Ken-Robert Jakobsen, Carl-Erik Janson, Johan Jansson, Hyun Yul Kim, Jeong-Seok Kim, Kyong-Hwan Kim, Adi Kurniawan, Massimiliano Leoni, Thomas Mathai, Bo-Woo Nam, Sewan Park, Krishnakumar Rajagopalan, Edward Ransley, Robert Read, John V. Ringwood, José Miguel Rodrigues, Benjamin Rosenthal, André Roy, Kelley Ruehl, Paul Schofield, Wanan Sheng, Abolfazl Shiri, Sarah Thomas, Imanol Touzon and Imai Yasutaka, “Ocean Energy Systems Wave Energy Modelling Task: Modelling, Verification and Validation of Wave Energy Converters”., in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, October 2019.

Klapwijk, M., Lloyd, T. and Vaz, G., “On the accuracy of partially averaged Navier–Stokes resolution estimates”, in International Journal of Heat and Fluid Flow, Volume 80, December 2019.

Pereira, F., Eça, L., Vaz, G. and Kerkvliet, M., “Application of Second-Moment Closure to Statistically Steady Flows of Practical Interest”, in Ocean Engineering, October 2019.

M.U.T. Rentschler, F. Adam, P. Chainho, "Design optimization of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews", Volume 111, 2019, pp. 622-635,

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Sarah Crowley, Jimmy Murphy, "Non-isentropic study of a closed-circuit oscillating-water-column wave energy converter", Ocean Engineering, Vol. 195, January 2020,

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Adrian Dunne and Jimmy Murphy, "Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter", in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2019. URL:


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