SeaSnake Project Successfully Kicked-off Online
On March 26th the kick-off meeting was held online, due to the Corona situation and travel restrictions. The SeaSnake project aims to develope and test Fully Dynamic Medium Voltage Cables for Ocean Energy providing reliable transmission assets for ocean energy devices.
The main goal of the SEASNAKE project is to provide a step change in the overall performance of a medium voltage cable system, while ensuring that they are highly reliable and lower the risks of ocean energy installations.
The project partners consists of the entire value chain: RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, NKT Cables, IFSTTAR, CorPower Ocean, Waves4Power, I-Tech, MWA Beläggning, WavEC, Chalmers University of Technology, Oceanharvesting Technologies and Wave Venture. The project is financed under the umbrella of OceanERA Net, co-financed by the Swedish Energy Agency (Energimyndigheten), SEIA (Ireland), PDL (France) and FCT (Portugal).
Sea snakes, or coral reef snakes, are a subfamily of venomous elapid snakes, the Hydrophiinae, that inhabit marine environments for most or all of their lives. Most are extensively adapted to a fully aquatic life and are unable to move on land, except for the genus Laticauda, which has limited land movement. They are found in warm coastal waters from the Indian Ocean to the Pacific and are closely related to venomous terrestrial snakes in Australia.
All sea snakes have paddle-like tails and many have laterally compressed bodies that give them an eel-like appearance. Unlike fish, they do not have gills and must surface regularly to breathe. Along with whales, they are among the most completely aquatic of all air-breathing vertebrates. Among this group are species with some of the most potent venoms of all snakes. Some have gentle dispositions and bite only when provoked, but others are much more aggressive. Currently, 17 genera are described as sea snakes, comprising 69 species. [Source Wikipedia]
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Johannes Hüffmeier, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden