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Ocean energy

Systems for forecasting the sea state have been developed, and are currently in use. They cover the whole Mediterranean Sea, and, with finer spatial detail, some sub-basins of interest. These activities have allowed for the construction of a climatology of the wave energy potential for the Mediterranean Sea. The laboratory has also developed very high resolution numerical models to evaluate the energy associated with the intense tidal currents present in the Strait of Messina and Gibraltar. The suite of models developed have been implemented to guarantee reliable and rigorous oceanographic data to ocean energy stakeholders