Progress in China’s Developmental Research on Wave Energy

  • Guixiang Li
  • Jialiang Guo
Conference paper
Part of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics book series (IUTAM)


This paper describes the research in China on offshore wave energy resources and makes an estimate of the deposits of resources. It also gives an account of the history and status of the developmental research.

With the progress of ocean development, great progress has been made in the study of wave energy utilization in China in recent years. More than ten institutions under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Communications, the ministry of Education, the Ministry of Water Resources and Electric Power and the National Bureau of Oceanography have undertaken the evaluation of wave energy resources and the study of wave-activated electricity generation one after another, and some encouraging achievements have been obtained in wave energy development technology.


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin, Heidelberg 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guixiang Li
    • 1
  • Jialiang Guo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine Scientific and Technological InformationNBOTianjinthe People’s Republic of China

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