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7 Author(s)
Maristany, L. ; Ocean Eng., Florida Inst. of Technol., Melbourne, FL, USA ; Waters, N. ; Wells, B.W. ; Suarez, M.
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In today's world the oil and gas industries play major roles in energy consumption. Nations depend heavily on these resources despite their major disadvantage: They are not renewable. As the demand for renewable energy increases, it is necessary to identify new energy sources and to invent ways of harvesting these energies by designing new systems. The ocean is a major resource for all types of materials, supplies, as well as energy; however the exploration of wave energy as a resource is still in its infancy. The Florida Institute of Technology has constructed an alternative energy system independent of non-renewable resources, such as oil and gas. The GECCO (Green Energy Coastal Collection Operation) is a wave energy converter that extracts kinetic energy from ocean waves using a rugged, innovative mechanical multi-system.

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Oceans, 2012

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14-19 Oct. 2012