Strangford Lough

Edward, Olivia
December 2008
Geographical (Geographical Magazine Ltd.);Dec2008, Vol. 80 Issue 12, p14
The article profiles the British Isle inlet of Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland, one of Great Britain's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which is providing a testing ground for renewable energy technology. The British renewables company Marine Current Turbines has installed Sea Gen, which is considered the world's first commercial marine turbine, to determine how it functions and its environmental effects on the seabed, and on the inlet's seal population. Since the year 2004, scientists have documented Strangford Lough to provide a research control for when the turbine is in full power. The studies conducted by Belfast, Northern Ireland's Queen's University marine laboratory are discussed. INSET: Local knowledge.


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