A&WMA Technical Luncheon
Oct 25, 2016
Ocean waves are a massive, untapped power source. Canada’s west coast possesses one of the most energetic wave climates in the world, with average raw energy resources of 40-50 kW per meter of wave crest occurring at the continental shelf. This is a far higher energy resource than solar. With such an energetic climate, there is an opportunity for Canada to play a leading role in the development, testing and deployment of wave energy conversion devices.
Dr. Robertson’s presentation will focus on Canada’s unique geographic advantage in terms of wave energy resources, provide an overview of work ongoing within the West Coast Wave Initiative at the University of Victoria and provide an honest view for the long-term development of wave energy in British Columbia and abroad.
Dr. Bryson Robertson
Dr. Bryson Robertson is an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Mechanical Engineering, and serves as the Programme Manager for both the West Coast Wave Initiative and 2060 Project. Bryson has a Coastal Engineering PhD from the University of Guelph/Queens University, and a bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Victoria.
The West Coast Wave Initiative performs detailed wave energy resource assessments for the West Coast of Canada. It also optimizes international wave energy conversion technologies for BC waters, and numerically integrates the resulting wave power production into the electrical grid to provide an accurate representation of the Canadian wave energy opportunity.
Bryson is intimately aware of the physical power of ocean waves and the need for energy while spending 3.5 years circumnavigating the globe in a small boat with the OceanGybe Expedition.
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