Annual Report 2014

Worldwide Web
GIS Database for Ocean Energy

Project Duration
Started in June 2013; annually updated

Project Coordinator
Jochen Bard, Fraunhofer Institute IWES, Germany

Further information



The goal of this project is to develop an interactive web-based GIS mapping application to give interested website visitors access to detailed global information related to ocean energy in an easy to use yet visually striking way.

The available information comprises ocean energy facilities, resources, relevant infrastructure and relevant general geopolitical and geographical information, altogether in conjunction with the respective location and distribution on a global map.

The web-based GIS tool was launched on the OES website in the first quarter of 2014 and a document has been prepared presenting the background/sources of the data utilized on the OES web-based GIS.

The user of the application is able to display any combination of the provided information with the help of a pointand-click interface which runs in any common web browser without the need of installing separate software. Through the interface, the viewer can zoom and move through the map, select items and display related information and download or print images of the displayed information as desired.

The database can be accessed on