A revista de periódicos International Journal of Geosciences do Estrato B3, aceitou publicar um trabalho envolvendo a análise da viabilidade da conversão de energia de correntes na Plataforma Continental Sul Brasileira, sob autoria de Juliana Tavora, Eduar de Paula Kirinus, Wiliam Correa Marques, Tiago Grandra, Gustavo Pessoa de Barros e Helena Barreto Matzenauer.
O resumo do artigo encontra-se abaixo:
Exploring the project potential of marine current turbines: a case study in the Southern Brazilian shelf region
The application of marine current turbines for electricity generation could offer a distinct advantage over other renewable energy sources due to the regular and predictable nature of this resource. This paper details the application of Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) as a possible tool for decision makers to better understand the environment and the impacts of the marine current turbines. The best areas for generating energy from the currents were found using a tridimensional model (TELEMAC3D).In addition to applying the energy conversion module, these regions were also evaluated for energy production, which was then applied to the AHP. Several databases (Transmission and Transport, Socioeconomic, Conservation Units, Endangered Species and Geological Information) were compared to minimize decision deviation. The results showed the viability of the northern region of the Southern Brazilian Shelf (SBS) as a possible area to harvest energy from the currents, as much of the studied region was limited by human activities in the coastal zone and sensitive biological resources.