Jean Dubranna / Research Engineer, Centre observation, impacts, énergie, Mines ParisTech PSL Research University

Last updated on profile page : June 19th, 2017

BIO

Jean Dubranna holds a PhD from Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, 2007 (Coastal physical oceanography); he also holds a master of science from Mines ParisTech PSL Research University (Advanced master in renewable energy, Major in marine energy, 2014).

His research essentially focuses on marine and solar energy resource characterization using earth observation systems (in situ and satellite measurements, numerical models).

He is an IREMARE project coordinator (2015/2016: Production and dissemination of information regarding marine energy resources). He also participated in DNICast (European project, FP7 – 2013/2017: « Direct Normal Irradiance Nowcasting methods for optimized operation of concentrating solar technologies » ; WP4 – Evaluation of the capacities of incoming solar irradiance nowcasting methods).

By Jean Dubranna on Paris Innovation Review

Marine renewable energy takes the form of kinetic energy (winds and currents), potential energy (tidal amplitude), mechanical energy (waves), and even thermal potential or even osmotic pressure. There is still long way to go from theory to practice for this power to unleash its full economic, societal and environmental potential. But some companies are already taking their chance.
Vents et courants marins, amplitude des marées, houle, et même gradients verticaux de température ou encore pression osmotique en jouant sur la différence de salinité, les énergies marines renouvelables offrent un potentiel encore peu exploité. Ont-elles un avenir à moyen terme? Des acteurs industriels en font le pari.

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