ocean current

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ocean current

A horizontal flow of water through the ocean. Warm and cold surface currents redistribute the Sun’s heat more evenly around the Earth.
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Noun1.ocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing directionocean current - the steady flow of surface ocean water in a prevailing direction
current, stream - a steady flow of a fluid (usually from natural causes); "the raft floated downstream on the current"; "he felt a stream of air"; "the hose ejected a stream of water"
El Nino - (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time
equatorial current - any of the ocean currents that flow westward at the equator
Gulf stream - a warm ocean current that flows from the Gulf of Mexico northward through the Atlantic Ocean
Japan current, Kuroshio, Kuroshio current - a warm ocean current that flows northeastwardly off the coast of Japan into the northern Pacific ocean
Humboldt current, Peruvian current - a cold ocean current that flows north along the Pacific Coast of South America before turning west
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2MW Sea-Gen unit, developed by renewables firm Marine Current Turbines (MCT), was due to be installed at Strangford Lough, Co Down, last year, but was postponed.
Marine Current Turbines is investigating the feasibility of building a seven unit tidal energy farm in waters off the coast near Holyhead.
The goal of GDF SUEZ is to be front-line player in marine current renewable energy and position itself at the two largest French tidal power sites where 80% of the potential of this energy source are concentrated Raz Blanchard off the Cotentin coast, and Fromveur offshore Finistere.
Where I do agree with Pamela Durgan, and where Carwyn Jones should take note, is that much more effort needs to be put into developing other sources of energy - tidal, wave and marine current among them.
We believe that this demand could be met by a gas-fired combined heat and power plant on the Anglesey Aluminium site, marine current turbines off the Anglesey coast and offshore windfarms.
Tyler was recently placed as CEO of Siemen s Marine Current Turbines and had earlier worked as chief operating officer at Defence Equipment & Support in the U.
In March a Bristol-based company, Marine Current Turbines, submitted an application to install a 10 megawatt (MW) array of SeaGen tidal stream turbines off the coast of Anglesey.
Norman was also responsible for EDF Energy's initial investment in Marine Current Turbines in 2002 and was a board director until 2005.
UK firm Marine Current Turbines and its project partner RWE npower renewables are hosting the exhibition between 9am and 2pm today at Holyhead Town Hall.
But Marine Current Turbines yesterday warned MPs its radical blueprint will only get off the ground if planning inspectors can be persuaded to overcome their reluctance.
During this formative period for the industry, adds Asmus, some of the key players to watch are: Aquantis, Marine Current Turbines, Ocean Power Technologies, Ocean Renewable Power Company, Oceanlinx, OpenHydro, Pelamis Wave Power, and Verdant Power.

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