OWEB Ocean Wave Energy weB on World Two Air Ocean Dymaxion Map- one World Island. Each of 100 red dots locates 1% humanity concentration. Click on blue dots to view wave data. Some links require further selection for wave height, or animation, and others may be temporarily inactive. Generally, energetic waves exist when the value for height, expressed in feet, is equal to or greater than period expressed in seconds. Data input, to an Excel Power Output Calculator, helps determine single module scale. Basis is buoy diameter equals two thirds wave height. Data application may forecast OWEB electrical production for specific regions and condition OWEB operation, power, and transmission.
Several conventional energy deficient countries and islands have wave energy wealth. Over 23,000 islands dot the Pacific Ocean. Some of their landfall and numerous seamounts aptly support ocean water-based operations. For example, relatively slender arrays can span outside of the very long Northwestern Hawaiian Islands MPA marine protected area boundaries. In such arrangement, OWEB configurations may deter vessel traffic from entering MPAs. As important is planning where OWEB should not be deployed. OWEB edge and corner openings coincide wide margins between cetacean travel ways and other indigenous activity. The OWEB Map blue triangles show a default maximum global grid of all possible international waters deployment sites. The full grid, though contemplative planning tool, if enabled would deliver several times humanity's power and True Blue hydrogen needs. The maximum grid provides template for OWEB Growth Stages. At the outset, it is entirely removed except two East and West coastal USA triangles of Stage 1. East Coast triangle subdivisions are detailed with Google Earth, to various sizes of single modules and sea lane arrangements, that apply to all global triangles. The template is used to count modules and with the Power Output Calculator.
OWEB "spot" arrays deploy in other locations during Stage 2. Suitable application areas are near population centers, off grid regions, islands, and special interests. Immediate concerns for water management necessitate technological engagement about polar regions. Stage 2 shows deep water OWEB elements that establish grounding points for concentrated deployments ringing Antarctica- particularly demanding and difficult.
Polar OWEB rings and major MPA rings are complete, during Stage 3, that transmit electricity to continents through a Minimum Global Grid. Grid connection of remote powerhouse regions, toward the Arctic and consistently very great wave density in southern Roaring Forties, Furious Fifties, Screaming Sixties, and ice-free waters about Antarctica, provides ample energy to freshen water for producing hydrogen and oxygen gases near major source of rising sea level. From there, via OWEB, power is distributed through South America, Africa, and Australia terminals of the World Game unified HVDC high voltage direct current grid. Other landfall may be near transmission lines of decommissioned thermal or seawater cooled nuclear facilities. Stage 3 or fewer OWEB quantity possibly satiate our energy and water management requirements.