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  • The IRENA global atlas is a large international initiative, putting you a click away from major data sources to estimate your solar and wind potentials. This is an example on the region, showing the average winds calculated over 30 years, all protected areas, and population density every 1km. Zoom in, and start looking into areas of interest. You can even add your own data to improve the analysis.
  • The Atlas does not replace a ground measurement campaigns, but it can help you explore for suitable sites at which ground measurements can be done. Some tools are under development to help you assess resource potentials in particular areas. This is an example of an existing tool which gives you access to historic values of the resource for every location. Some more advanced features allow you to perform site ranking, or highlight opportunity areas, for further investigation.The interface is very flexible, and even lets you create your own project, pulling data from a catalog of 300 wind and solar resource maps.
  • Global atlas update

    1. 1. Global Atlas: Status and Perspectives W.J. Lee, IRENA
    2. 2. GLOBAL ATLAS: CONTEXT WHAT IS THE GLOBAL ATLAS? 2
    3. 3. GLOBAL ATLAS: CONTEXT 3
    4. 4. What is the Global Atlas?  A freeopen standards Global Spatial Data Infrastructure • A global ‘public library’ of renewable resource maps – 300 + datasets • The information is not copied or duplicated, and existing services are integrated • Data owners use freely the platform to disseminate and reference their own datasets • Depending on the IP restrictions, the links can be used by the Atlas online GIS, the data owners and their project partners, and the general public  The GIS interface is online and freely accessible. Basic users can access information and perform basic analyses.  ‘Advanced’ users can create their own online project maps, embed those in their webportal, and use the online tools on their own datasets. 4
    5. 5. Global Atlas Institutional Structure 5 Global Renewable Energy Atlas Steering Committee Secretariat and coordination IRENA Solar and Wind Technical Group CEM, 2010 Bioenergy Technical Group GBEP, 2013 Geothermal Technical Group 2013 Hydropower Technical Group 2013 Marine Energies Technical Group 2014 End-user network 2012
    6. 6. How is the work organized?  The Steering Committee meets during the IRENA Assembly. Intermediate meetings are organized at IRENA Councils and other ministerial events – CEM, GBEP.  The Secretariat is made of a team of 3 persons in IRENA Abu Dhabi.  The working groups meet twice a year, during expert meetings or workshops . Experts are designated by the participating countries, and invited by the Secretariat.  The end-user group is constantly kept informed of the developments – newsletter, website, and can contact the Secretariat at any time. The end-user network meets once a year in Abu Dhabi WFES.  Additional ad hoc task forces are created for a temporary issue – ex data quality for solar and wind, capacity building for solar and wind.  Participation is voluntary. Financing is shared between country contributions and IRENA’s core budget. 6
    7. 7. 7 Albania, Australia, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Gambia, Germany, Grenada, Honduras, India, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lithuania, Mali, Mexico, Mongolia, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tunisia, UAE, Uganda, UK, Uruguay, USA, Yemen. Global Atlas Signatories
    8. 8. 8 Technical Partners and Data Providers Partner Projects and Multilateral Initiatives
    9. 9. WHAT IS THE GLOBAL ATLAS? Part I - Data Infrastructure and Sharing 9
    10. 10. Three main systems for the Global Atlas Data Infrastructure 1) Geoserver is operated by data provider 2) Catalog – references the information hosted by the geoservers. Catalog is interoperable with other initiaitves. 3) Interface can search into the catalog 10
    11. 11. Step1: Registering the Data on a Geoserver (open source) 11
    12. 12. Step 2: Remote Registration to the Catalog 12 Full description, ownership and references are preserved
    13. 13. Consequence 1: Data appear in Atlas interface library 13
    14. 14. Consequence 2: larger data dissemination 14
    15. 15. Consequence 3: Links can be used by third parties, other projects and initiatives with desktop GIS 15
    16. 16. Intellectual property?  If the data has IP restrictions – signature of a data sharing agreement with IRENA  IP remains with the data owner  Data sharing and download can be limited on demand  Service can be modified or stopped from data owner’s end  The catalog can handle private and public data 16
    17. 17. WHAT IS THE GLOBAL ATLAS? Part II - Data visualization and analysis 17
    18. 18. Create your own project 18
    19. 19. 19 Example 1: Wind speed, population density, protected areas
    20. 20. 20 Example 2: Detailed site information
    21. 21. Example 3: Country map based on the project 21
    22. 22. First thematic maps are available 22 Australia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=406 Cuba http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=404 Ethiopia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=312 MERRA dataset http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=399 Mongolia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=318 Papua New Guinea http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=324 Serbia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=317 Somalia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=301 South African Wind Atlas http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=405 Sudan http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=321 Swaziland http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=299 Uganda http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=315 Yemen http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=382 Zambia http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?map=338
    23. 23. Example 4: Using the interface in your own website 23 Data are promoted in an interactive manner without having to develop an online GIS. Just add 1 line: <iframe style="border: none;" width="512" height="256" src="http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/?m ap=299&mode=static"></iframe> Or <iframe style="border: none;" width="512" height="256" src="http://irena.masdar.ac.ae/ifra me.html?map=299&mode=static" ></iframe>
    24. 24. Ongoing work and next steps  Integration of Countries’ solar and wind data – display, point data  Additional datasets coming online:  CENER – wind energy, global, 10 km  Private companies – solar, wind, global, 5km  DTU – wind energy, global, 3/5 km  NASA – solar, global, 10 km  Significant improvements to the Atlas GIS, data display and analysis tools  Expansion ongoing to other renewable energy sources 24
    25. 25. 25 RENEWABLE ENERGY www.irena.org/GlobalAtlas Renewable Energy Resource Mapping GlobalAtlas SolarandWind @GlobalREAtlas

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