FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility will join the research facilities at the University of Edinburgh’s King’s Buildings campus in welcoming members of the public ‘behind closed doors’ for the annual ‘Doors Open Day’.
Stuart Brown, FloWave CEO, said: “It will be a great opportunity for members of the public to see and learn about some of the activity and projects we’ve been working on over the last year, and of course how we and colleagues from the University’s Institue for Energy Systems can use the facility to help society transition to a planet-friendly low-carbon economy using the almost limitless power of the ocean.”
The volunteers from the FloWave engineering and management teams will show the visitors how the tank generates both fast currents and complex waves, and can then combine these together to establish a fully controllable and realistic simulation of the real sea.
Doors will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, September 26, 2015, and FloWave and University staff will be on hand for explanations and to answer questions throughout this time.
FloWave Ocean Energy Research Facility is owned by the University of Edinburgh, and is designed for academic research into wave and tidal current interactions.