The goal of this project was to develop an interactive web-based GIS mapping application to give interested website visitors access to detailed global information related to ocean energy in an easy to use yet visually striking way.
The available information comprises ocean energy facilities, resources, relevant infrastructure and relevant general geopolitical and geographical information, altogether in conjunction with the respective location and distribution on a global map. The user of the application is able to display any combination of the provided information with the help of a pointand-click interface which runs in any common web browser without the need of installing separate software. Through the interface, the viewer can zoom and move through the map, select items and display related information and download or print images of the displayed information as desired.
Started in June 2013; annually updated
Jochen Bard, Fraunhofer Institute IWES, Germany
The tool is available at: https://www.ocean-energy-systems.org/ocean-energy-in-the-world/gis-map/