Development of a Multi-Site and Multi-Device Webgis-Based Tool for Tidal Current Energy Development

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Type: Journal Article
Year of publication: 2016
Date published: 06/2016
Authors: M. Ang, I. Panganiban, C. Mamador, O. De Luna, M. Bausas, J. Cruz
Journal title: ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
Volume: III-8
Pages: 65 - 70

A multi-site, multi-device and multi-criteria decision support tool designed to support the development of tidal current energy in the Philippines was developed. Its platform is based on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which allows for the collection, storage, processing, analyses and display of geospatial data. Combining GIS tools with open source web development applications, it becomes a webGIS-based marine spatial planning tool. To date, the webGIS-based tool displays output maps and graphs of power and energy density, site suitability and site-device analysis. It enables stakeholders and the public easy access to the results of tidal current energy resource assessments and site suitability analyses. Results of the initial development showed that it is a promising decision support tool for ocean renewable energy project developments.

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