Wednesday, June 29, 2011

She's a Right Powerful Beast

The ocean is powerful, literally. According to engineers, there are a number of ways the oceans can energize the world.

How graceful it would be to tap into that Earth moving force and to fight climate change, which threatens the oceans today, at the same time.

"According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report published recently, several technologies are possible, such as submarine turbines for tidal and ocean currents, heat exchangers for ocean thermal energy conversion, and a variety of devices to harness the energy of waves and salinity gradients," as noted in Engineering News.

The story goes on to talk about specific projects and remains optimistic, albeit a bit dry (pun intended). It is an engineering publication, after all.

As long as every ocean technology respects sustainable and healthy oceans, let's get to it. 

Read more here.

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