Open Ocean Aquaculture & Wave Energy Site

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Basic Specifications
Facility Name Open Ocean Aquaculture & Wave Energy Site
Overseeing Organization University of New Hampshire Hydrodynamics
Hydrodynamic Testing Facility Type Offshore Berth


Depth(m) 52.0

Cost(per day) Contact POC
Special Physical Features The Offshore Mooring System is placed in 52m water depth with a subsurface attachment grid at 20m. The entire mooring system covers 36 acres of bottom. There are four 'bays' into which devices can be attached. Each bay is approximately 130m on a side. There is a database with ~10 years of wave data and other environmental parameters available.
Towing Capabilities
Towing Capabilities None



Wavemaking Capabilities
Wavemaking Capabilities Yes
Maximum Wave Height(m) 11.0


Wave Period Range(s) 0.0
Current Velocity Range(m/s) 0.0
Programmable Wavemaking No


Simulated Beach No

Channel/Tunnel/Flume
Channel/Tunnel/Flume None



Wind Capabilities
Wind Capabilities None


Control and Data Acquisition
Cameras None




Data Generation Capability
Real-Time No



Test Services
Test Services None



Special Characteristics
Special Characteristics Yes

Specializations, Capabilities, and Key
Facility Attributes Not Covered Elsewhere
There are instrumented buoys for measuring environmental forcing and in-situ self-recording load cells and motion instrumentation packages that are associated with this site. They are available for use.

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