The paper presents the need to combine high resolution simulations and observations for calculating in a robust manner the highly variable
wind, wave and circulation conditions off the Catalan coast. It discusses the limitations of both instrumental equipment and numerical codes and how they must be validated and combined for semi enclosed domains, illustrated here by the Catalan shelf sea.
Sánchez Arcilla, A. [et al.]. A synergetic combination of measurements and models to assess renewable wind energy in semi enclosed domains. A: "Martech 2013 5th International Workshop on Marine Technology". Girona: SARTI, 2013.