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Renewable energy resources of NSW Ocean Map (A3)

The map shows annual wave power (wave energy flux) values from the CSIRO Wave Atlas. This is also called omnidirectional wave power. Wave power is a measure of the energy (in kW/m) carried by a wave per metre of its crest length. The crest length is how long the peak of the wave is when measured parallel to the beach. For example, if waves of 10 kW/m hit a beach 100 m long, then the wave power hitting the full beach would be 1000 kW. This energy can be converted to mechanical energy and then into electrical energy. Wave energy potential is generally higher in deeper water further from the coast.

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Field Value
Title Renewable energy resources of NSW Ocean Map (A3)
Type Image
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution
Data Status active
Update Frequency never
Landing Page https://data.nsw.gov.au/data/dataset/10d66999-f5ed-47e9-b82c-94c71563a92c
Date Published 2016-08-05
Date Updated 2019-03-06
Contact Point
Department of Planning and Environment (DPE)
geoscience.products@geoscience.nsw.gov.au
Temporal Coverage 2016-05-01 - 2016-07-25
Geospatial Coverage New South Wales
Jurisdiction New South Wales Government
Data Portal Data NSW
Publisher/Agency Department of Planning and Environment (DPE)