Vocational Training in Marine Renewable Energy Technologies (AquaRetII) Aqua-RET 2 aims to facilitate the transfer of people who are working in ancillary sectors (e.g. the maritime industry, offshore oil and gas) who have skills which are highly relevant, to the emerging marine renewables sector. Aqua-RET 2 will further adapt and develop material from the successful Aqua-RET project (2006-2008)...

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The Coordinated Action on Ocean Energy Project – (CA-OE) has been established and supported by funding from European Commis FP6. The main objective of this Coordinated Action was to develop a common knowledge base necessary for coherent development of Policies in Europe, the dissemination of this knowledge base and promotion of ocean energy technologies. The main objectives were: to develop of a...

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Equitable testing and Evaluation of Marine Energy Extraction Devices in terms of Performance, Cost and Environmenta Impact (EquiMar) EquiMar will deliver a suite of protocols for the equitable evaluation of marine energy converters (based on either tidal or wave energy). These protocols will harmonise testing and evaluation procedures accross the wide variety of devices presently available with the aim of...

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Marine renewable energy systems – wave energy and tidal-stream converters as well as offshore-wind turbines for electricity generation – are mostly at the pre-commercial stage of development.  These systems require research and testing to be undertaken at a series of scales and specialised facilities along the path to commercialisation.  MARINET (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network) is an...

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Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms Coordinated Action The objectives are to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a research roadmap for activities in the context of offshore renewable energy (RE). In particular, the project will stimulate collaboration in research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore RE...

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The Intelligent Energy Europe project, Strategic Initiative for Ocean Energy (acronym SI Ocean), officially started on 23 June 2012. The project is coordinated by Ocean Energy Europe in close cooperation with 6 partners: The European Commission's Join Research Centre, the UK Carbon Trust, Portugal's Wave Energy Centre, Edinburgh University, Renewable UK and DHI. Key SI Ocean deliverables are:...

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This project, coordinated by the University of Plymouth, aims to collect available data on environmental, social, and economic impact assessments for wave energy converters. This will be done by organising workshops with concerned stakeholders, which will share their input. The results of the project should then be fed back to some other groups of stakeholders in order to minimize the negative...

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The overall objective of the WAVEPLAM project is to speed up the introduction of wave energy sources onto the European renewable energy market, tackling in advance the non-technological barriers and conditioning factors that may arise when these technologies are available for large-scale development, by means of a series of activities geared towards supporting the creation of a market for ocean...

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