Downloads

Here are some of our recent publications on ocean energy.

Ocean energy leasing

Documents related to the leasing of new wave and tidal current sites are available to download here:

Current leasing opportunities

UK wave and tidal demo zones and test sites workshop

Following an industry and stakeholder event held in Cardiff in July 2015 a report is available, outlining the approach, outputs and recommendations which emerged from the event.

UK Wave and Tidal Demonstration Zones Workshop Report (PDF, 3.53 MB)

UK wave and tidal energy resources

In 2012 we published findings of a study of the UK's wave and tidal energy resources, which we undertook to help develop a common view across the industry and government about the future potential for projects. The following reports are available:

UK wave and tidal key resource areas project – summary report (PDF, 0.59 MB)

UK wave and tidal key resource areas project – technical methodology report (PDF, 2.08 MB)

Pentland Firth & Orkney waters enabling actions reports

The Pentland Firth and Orkney waters enabling actions fund was established to accelerate and de-risk development of wave and tidal projects.

Reports which were published under the enabling actions work are available to download from the table below. Reports are listed by the relevant topic area and then by publication date.

These reports and others are also available at:

Wave and Tidal Knowledge Network

Topic areaTitlePublication date

Resources

UK wave and tidal key resource areas project – technical methodology report

PDF (2.08 MB)

February 2013

Resources

UK wave and tidal key resource areas project – summary report

PDF (0.59 MB)

October 2012

Resources

Pentland Firth and Orkney waters onshore infrastructure information note

PDF (3.4 MB)

November 2012

Resources

Scoping study to identify opportunities for strategic wave and tidal measurements in Pentland Firth and Orkney waters area

PDF (825 KB)

May 2012

Supply chain

Sub-sea Cable Lifecycle Study

PDF (1.5 MB)

February 2015

Supply chain

Wave and tidal energy in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters: Delivering the first phases of projects

PDF (1.8 MB)

November 2013

Supply chain

Wave and tidal energy in the Pentland Firth and Orkney waters: How the projects could be built

PDF (2.6 MB)

May 2011

Consenting

Strategic Area Navigation Appraisal

PDF (7 MB)

March 2014

Consenting

Socio-economic Metholodolgy and Baseline of Wave and Tidal Development

PDF (3 MB)

March 2014

Consenting

Consolidation of wave and tidal EIA / HRA issues and research priorities

PDF (1.8 MB)

January 2014

Consenting

Year 2: Investigation of the utilisation of sea space by sea birds in the Pentland Firth & Orkney area 2012-13

PDF (7.4 MB)

September 2013

Consenting

Review of current knowledge of underwater noise emissions from wave and tidal stream energy devices

PDF (1.4 MB)

September 2013

Consenting

Suitability of existing Pentland Firth and Orkney waters aerial digital data to inform wave and tidal EIA and HRA work

PDF (490 KB)

September 2013

Consenting

Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal stream projects and migratory salmonids

PDF (3.1 MB)

July 2013

Consenting

Cumulative impact assessment in Pentland Firth and Orkney waters

PDF (2.8 MB)

June 2013

Consenting

Pentland Firth and Orkney waters: Ornithological CIA framework

PDF (3.3 MB)

June 2013

Consenting

Pentland Firth and Orkney waters aerial bird survey 2010-11: additional image analysis

PDF (7.4 MB)

April 2013

Consenting

Investigation of the utilisation of sea space by sea birds in the Pentland Firth & Orkney Area 2010-11

PDF (7.5 MB)

February 2013

Resources

Report on Rochdale envelope workshop - wave and tidal

PDF (3.0 MB)

September 2012

Consenting

A socio-economic methodology and baseline for Pentland Firth and Orkney waters wave and tidal developments

PDF (6.3 MB)

May 2012

Consenting

Identification of cumulative effects associated with wave and tidal development in Pentland Firth and Orkney waters

PDF (5.3 MB)

April 2011