This chapter talks about marine energy capturing. It introduces the physics of ocean waves and tidal streams as a prelude to explaining the principles underlying some of today's most promising developments. Wave measurement buoys are used by marine energy organisations to provide the continuous, long‐term, data required by wave energy developers as they deploy their machines offshore. Wave energy converters are classified according to how they work (operating principle); where they work (shoreline, nearshore, offshore) or by their current stage of development (first, second, third generation. The chapter also talks about the tidal streams such as hydrodynamics, and tidal harmonics. The chapter focuses on tidal stream energy conversion including tidal stream turbines and turbine siting. Finally, the chapter ends with roles of European marine energy centre (EMEC's) in marine energy capturing, which provide operational testing and monitoring of marine energy devices and it also increasingly involved in research.
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