DTOceanPlus aims at accelerating the commercialisation of the Ocean Energy sector by developing and validating an open source suite of design tools for the selection, development, deployment and assessment of ocean energy systems (including sub-systems, energy capture devices and arrays). The suite of tools will include a Structured Innovation tool, for the technology concept selection; a Stage Gate tool, for the technology development process, as well as a set of Deployment Design and Assessment tools for the design of the system and its validation.
The suite of tools will be validated by running a valuable set of demonstration scenarios, which will show the different uses of the tools under a wide set of conditions, e.g. for various deployment sites, tidal and wave technologies, and using all the tools developed in DTOceanPlus.
This report describes the methodology used to refine the validation scenarios and the compilation of required data inputs, accounting for the different potential use cases. Given the large number of permutations of tools, use cases, and the set of minimum validation requirements, the actual number of validation scenarios is reduced to a number that can be run during the life of the DTOceanPlus project but that are sufficient to fully validate the functionality of the DTOceanPlus suite of tools. The selection process, based on a successive approximation approach, which led to the identification of six validation scenarios is briefly described in Section 3.
In Section 4 of the document, the selected validation scenarios were refined, and the definition of these scenarios will be completed during the project to ensure that the most updated information is used. The deliverable: D7.3 “Scenarios input data”, will address the data needs, as well as a more detailed and precise description of the Validation Scenario and the validation criteria.
The characterisation of the validation scenarios through a thorough representation and compilation of data were defined in Section 5 and will be again, defined with more detail and precision, at D7.3.