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A review of the Pico project 2010 to 2012 (2012)
Pico OWC_the Frog Prince of Wave Energy (2011)

Artigos científicos

Kieran Monk, Daniel Conley, Victor Winands, Miguel Lopes, Qingping Zou,Deborah Greaves Simulations and Field Tests of Pneumatic PowerRegulation by Valve Control Using Short-term Forecasting at the Pico OWC– EWTEC 2015, 11th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Nantes,France, Sep 2015.

F.Paparella, K. Monk, V. Winands, M.Lopes, D. Conely. "Benefits ofup-wave measurements in linear short-termwave forecasting for waveenergy applications", Proceedings of the IEEEMulti-conference onSystems and Control, Nice, October 2014

F.Paparella, K. Monk, V. Winands, M. Lopes, D. Conely. "Up-wave and autoregressive methods for short-term wave forecasting for an oscillating water column", IEEE PES Transactions on Sustainable Energy, (data vol and page number TBC)

K.Monk, D.Conely, M.Lopes and Q.Zou."Pneumatic Power Regulation by Wave Forecasting and Real-Time ReliefValve Control for an OWC", in Proceedings of the European Wave and TidalEnergy conference Aalborg, Denmark, Sep 2013.

M. Vieira, K. Monk, A Sarmento, L. Reis. The Pico power Plant as anInfrastructure for Development, Resrech and Graduation. In proceeding ofI Congresso de Ciência e Desenvolvimento dos Açores, ACDA, At Angra doHeroísmo, Azores, 2013

Le Crom, I., Cabrera Bermejo, H., Pecher, A., Brito Azevedo, E. and Reis, F. V., “Incident wave climate at the OWC Pico plant: Validation of a feed-forward based propagation method (ANN) and a numerical simulation (SWAN) with measured data” , Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2011), Southampton, UK, 05-09 September 2011.

Neumann, Frank and Le Crom, Izan, “Pico OWC - the Frog Prince of Wave Energy? Recent autonomous operational experience and plans for an open real-sea test centre in semi-controlled environment” , Proceedings of the 9th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2011), Southampton, UK, 05-09 September 2011.


Le Crom, I., Brito-Melo, A., Neumann, F. and Sarmento, A.J.N.A., "Portuguese Grid Connected OWC Power Plant: Monitoring Report", Proceedings of the 20th Int Offshore and Polar Eng Conf, ISOPE, Beijing, China, June 2010.

Le Crom I. , Brito-Melo, A., Neumann, F., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., "Numerical Estimation of Incident Wave Parameters Based on the Air Pressure Measurements in Pico OWC Plant", Proceedings of the 8th European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference EWTEC 2009, Uppsala, Sweden- 7-10 September 2009.

Neumann F., Winands, V., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., "Pico Shoreline OWC: status and new perspectives", proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE 2008), Brest, France, 15th -17th October 2008.

Brito-Melo, A., Neumann, F., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., "Full-scale Data Assessment in OWC Pico Plant", International Journal of Offshore and Polar Engineering (ISSN 1053-5381), Vol. 18, No. 1, pp. 27–34, March 2008.

Neumann, F., Brito-Melo, A., Didier, E., A. Sarmento, A.J.N.A., "Pico Owc Recovery Project: Recent Activities and Performance Data", Proceedings of the Seventh European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference, Porto, Portugal, 11-13 September 2007.

Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Brito-Melo, A, Neumann, F, "Results From Sea Trials In The OWC European Wave Energy Plant At Pico, Azores", invited paper for WREC-IX, Proceedings WREC IX, ISBN 008 44671 X, 19-25 August 2006.

Neumann, F., Brito-Melo, A., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., “Grid connected OWC wave power plant at the Azores, Portugal”, Proceedings Int. Conf. Ocean Energy: from innovation to industry, OTTI, ISBN 3-934681-49-2, pp. 53-60, 2006.

Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Brito-Melo, A., Pontes, T., “The Influence of the Wave Climate on the Design and Annual Production of Electricity by OWC Wave Power Plants”, J. Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engng., Vol. 125, No. 2, pp. 139-144, 2003.

Brito-Melo, A., Castro, R. A., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., “The estimation of the diffraction flow from sea trials measurements in OWC plants” Proceedings of the Fifth European Wave Energy Conference, Cork, Ireland, 17-20 September 2003.

Brito-Melo, A., Gato, L.M.C., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., “Analysis of Wells Turbine Design Parameters by Numerical Simulation of the OWC Performance”, Ocean Engineering, vol 29/12 pp 1463-1477, 2002.

Brito-Melo, A., Gato, L.M.C., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., “Assessing the Influence of OWC Power Take-Off Design Parameters on Annual Energy Production”, Proceedings of the 11th Int Offshore and Polar Eng Conf, ISOPE, Stavenger, Norwegian, 2001.

Brito-Melo, A., Hofmann, T.,  Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Clément, A.H., Delhommeau, G., “Numerical Modeling of OWC-Shoreline devices including the effect of surrounding coastline and non-flat bottom”, Int. J. Offshore and Polar Engng., Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 147-154, 2001.

Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Brito-Melo, A., “An Experiment-Based Time-Domain Mathematical Model of OWC Power Plants”, Int. J. Offshore and Polar Engng., Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 227-233, 1996.

Holmes, B., J. Hurley, Lewis,  T., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Falcão, A.F.de O., Brito-Melo A., “1:25 Scale Testing of the Azores Pilot Plant”, Proceedings 2nd European Wave Energy Symp. Ed. NEL, RU, pp. 148-155, 1995.

Brito-Melo, A., Sarmento, A.J.N.A., Gato, L.M.C., “Mathematical Extrapolation of Tank testing Results: Application to the Azores Wave Pilot Plant”, Proceedings 2nd European Wave Power Conf., Lisbon, pp. 141-147, 8-10 November 1995.

Joyce, A., Pontes, M.T., Bettencourt, J. de, Sarmento, A.J.N.A.,  Gato, L., Brito e Melo, A., Falcão, A., “Wave tank testing of shoreline OWC power plant”, Proc. 1st European Wave Energy Symposium, Edinburgh, p. 63-66, 1993.




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