Center for Ocean Energy Technology (COET) News

Deployment of the ADCP

FAU’s Center for Ocean Energy Technology (COET) deployed four acoustic doppler current profilers (ADCP) at moorings in the Atlantic Ocean off the east coast of Florida. The devices are located from 4.9 miles to 22.3 miles off Dania Beach at depths ranging from 725 feet to 2,116 feet.

The deployment of the ADCPs will enable researchers at FAU to gather baseline information which is needed to characterize, in detail, the spatial and temporal variability of the Gulf Stream, the most energy dense ocean current, for its potential use as an abundant renewable energy source .

The deployment of the ADCPs is the first step in the COET’s plans to create a National Open-Ocean Energy Laboratory that will involve a permanent infrastructure offshore to serve as an integrated, standardized testing and research range for advanced marine and hydrokinetic devices.

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