SEACAMSecretariat for Eastern African Coastal Area Management
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An understanding of what lies beneath the sea is crucial in his current role as R&D Manager for the SEACAMS project at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, which supports the development of the marine renewable energy sector in Wales.
Extensive work has been carried out by Welsh university marine partnership Seacams on the seabed conditions and tidal currents, and sonar technology is being trialled to ensure mammals like seals, dolphins and porpoises are not injured by the kites.
The eight-day expedition will provide renewable energy companies, working with the SEACAMS project, with an opportunity to gather valuable data for research into the best sites for their technologies.
Colin Jago, SEACAMS project director at Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences commented: "The coastline and seascapes of North Wales are rich in natural and cultural heritage.
Since 2014, via the SEACAMS project funded by the Wales European Funding Office (WEFO), scientists from the School of Ocean Sciences at Bangor University have been using their research vessel Prince Madog, which is equipped with state-of-the-art multibeam sonar technology, to locate and survey vessels from both world wars.
It is hoped the project run by SEACAMS and National Trust could set a precedent for new types of renewable energy to heat large coastal properties.