IREMARE-MED (Informations sur la Ressource pour les Energies MArines REnouvelables en MEDiterranée/Marine Renewable Energie Resource Information in the Mediterranean) is a project funded by ADEME (Agence de l'Environnement et de la Maitrise de l'Energie/Agency for the Environment and Energy Control, French Public Institution), convention n°1705C0016. It is dedicated to the production and dissemination of high level information about Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) resource. The objective of this project is to product information on the sea state of the metropolitan French coast as a support to promoter of marine renewable energies. The data comes from the HOMERE database (Boudiere et al. 2013) for the zone Atlantic, Channel and North Sea  and from the ANEMOC-2 dataset (Tiberi-Wadier  et al. 2016) for the Mediterranean Sea. These databases were identified by Mines ParisTech as belonging to the most appropriate ones for the production of MRE resource information at relevant time and spatial scales.

The information produced during IREMARE-Med project covers a band ranging from the metropolitan French shore to 50 km offshore and can be used as a first indicator for national down to local scale studies. Information on the energy production of a few offshore wind turbines and wave energy converters are also proposed in this project. The power matrices from (Babarit et al. 2012) have been used for this purpose.


Babarit, A., J. Hals, M. J. Muliawan, A. Kurniawan, T. Moan, and J. Krokstad. 2012. Numerical benchmarking study of a selection of wave energy converters. Renew. Energy 41: 44–63. doi:
Boudiere Edwige, Maisondieu Christophe, Ardhuin Fabrice, Accensi Mickael, Pineau-Guillou Lucia, Lepesqueur Jeremy (2013). A suitable metocean hindcast database for the design of Marine energy converters. International Journal of Marine Energy, 3-4, e40-e52.    

Dubranna Jean, Ranchin Thierry, Ménard Lionel, Gschwind Benoît (2015). Production and dissemination of marine renewable energy resource information. Proceedings of 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, 6-11th September 2015, Nantes, France.

Tiberi-Wadier AL., Laugel A., Benoit M. (2016) Construction of the Numerical Wave Databases Anemoc-2 on the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean Through Hindcast Simulations Over the Period 1979–2010. In: Gourbesville P., Cunge J., Caignaert G. (eds) Advances in Hydroinformatics. Springer Water. Springer, Singapore


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