Prof. Alain Ulazia
Alain Ulazia is associate professor in the University of Basque Country and teaches Wind Energy and Ocean Energy in the Engineering School of Gipuzkoa-Eibar, within the Degree in Engineering of Renewable Energies. He is currently studying the historical wave trends over different locations (Chili, Hawaii, Bay of Biscay, Ireland,...) using buoy data for validation of ERA-Interim and ERA20C reanalyses. In the preliminary results, the implementation of do-decade PDFs of wave height and wave period on power matrices of generic wave energy converters has shown significant consequences in energy production along the last century. With respect to wind energy, he is also studying the offshore wind energy potential over the North and West of the Iberian Peninsula using WRF simulations with data assimilation.