Journal article

A high-resolution wave energy resource assessment of Indonesia

A Ribal, AV Babanin, S Zieger, Q Liu

Renewable Energy | Elsevier | Published : 2020


Indonesia is an archipelago country with great potential for marine renewable energy, particularly for wave energy. This study will provide a wave energy assessment of Indonesia over a 6.5-year period (2011–2017) with resolution about 5.5 km. This assessment is based on data generated with a two-way nested high-resolution wave model WAVEWATCH III with observation-based physics (ST6). Three grids have been generated, namely a ‘high resolution’ of 3 arc-minute (0.05°) grid is nested inside a 12 arc-minute (0.2°) grid which is nested within a 0.5° global grid. Validations against altimeters and buoys show good agreement with the model. Mean wave energy has been classified based on meteorologica..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The lead author would like to thank Australian Government for their support through Endeavour Research Fellowship program. This work was carried out during my first visit to the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, under the fellowship program. This research was undertaken with the assistance of resources and services from the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), which is supported by the Australian Government. We would also like to acknowledge the use of altimeter data as part of the Integrated Marine Observing System's (IMOS) data collection through the Australian Ocean Data Network (AODN). All data presented here have been referenced in figures, tables, text and citations.