LCRI Marine

Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) Marine

This project is funded by WEFO with EU convergence funds. LCRI Marine is a collaboration of all the leading academic marine institutions in Wales. The project aims to enable, support and help build a sustainable marine energy sector in Wales. It provides the independent and world-class research essential to move the marine renewable energy industry forward.

Hydrodynamic Impact of Open Boundary Conditions

The project includes the development and application of tools which optimise the performance of the technology that recover energy from waves, tidal streams and tidal ranges around the Welsh coast.

In particular, we consider the likely effects that these devices have on the environment, such as their effect on seabed communities, sediment transport and marine wildlife. More specifically, the part of the research the HRC are undertaking is to study the hydro-environmental impacts from the installation of marine renewable energy, in this particular case, from the proposed Severn Barrage.

My Role: CI

  1. To assist supervising the PDRA on the project
  2. To assist managing the project


  • Zhou J, Pan S, Falconer RA, (2014) “Optimization modelling of the impacts of a Severn Barrage for a two-way generation scheme using a Continental Shelf model”, Renewable Energy 72, 415-427, 10.1016/j.renene.2014.07.036
  • Zhou, J, Pan, S. and Falconer, R. (2014) “Effects of open boundary location on the far-field hydrodynamic impact of a Severn Barrage”, Ocean Modelling 73, 19–29, 10.1016/j.ocemod.2013.10.006