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Special Issue

Renewable Energy in Marine Environment

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2019 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ossama Abdelkhalik, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Research Interests: ocean wave energy conversion, dynamics and control, global optimization methods

About This Topic

In 2012 the world wave installed capacity was less than 5 MW, mostly produced on a pre-commercial basis. In 2016, the global ocean energy capacity jumped up to 536MW; this is still less than 0:05% of the global capacity of hydro power, and is less than 0:03% of the total renewable energy, in the same year. The sea, however, is a colossal reservoir of energy of particularly high density. The total theoretical ocean energy potential is estimated to be 29.5 PWh/yr, which is more than the US electric power needs in 2018.
The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble papers to reflect the state of wave energy covering a range of topics in wave energy conversion including modeling, control, physical model testing, power take-off units, arrays of wave energy converters, and new concepts for harvesting wave energy. This special issue will also cover papers on off-grid applications of wave energy conversion, and papers on using wave power to reduce the levelized cost of energy of offshore wind turbines.


Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Energy and Power Technology is an international peer-reviewed Open Access monthly journal published by LIDSEN. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.


Wave power; Wave energy; PTO; Control; WEC optimization; WEC arrays