||Launched in October 2011 this project involved Black & Veatch, in collaboration with HR Wallingford and the University of Edinburgh to develop a model of the UK Continental Shelf and North European Waters, 100 times more accurate than existing marine data. This has been used to assess the tidal energy potential around the UK (tidal range and tidal streams), to inform the design of energy harnessing schemes, to assess their interactions, and to evaluate their impact on European coasts. It can also be used to renew and inform flood defences, coastal erosion and aggregate extraction. Now completed, the project has been launched to market under the brand of SMARTtide. This is available to the marine industry under licence from HR Wallingford.
This document contains the supporting information required by a qualified tidal resource analyst to remotely use the Coarse or DetailedContinental Shelf Model through a Web User Interface. It provides a summary of the inputs required to run the Continental Shelf Model assuming the User has experience in specifying the underlying tidal modelling and tidal technology parameters.
The report assumes that the user has suitable experience in the underlying tidal modelling and tidal technology and, therefore, the nature of the input requirements. For less experienced users, advice should be sought (from those with tidal modelling/tidal technology expertise) to ensure that the inputs are correctly supplied and the resulting outputs are valid.
General information about the TELEMAC system, upon which the CSM is based, can be found on the official website hosted and managed by HR Wallingford: http://www.opentelemac.org/