Maritime Forum

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Offshore energy was until recently synonymous with oil and gas. European technology continues to drive innovation in this sector and this enables exploration and exploitation under ever more hostile conditions. However other forms of energy, wind especially but also tide and wave, are beginning to promise feasible solutions that can enable Europe to meet its renewable energy goals.

Wave Energy Scotland

Wave Energy Scotland will seek applications from interested parties who will be able to apply for up to 100% funding (via a contract) for wave technology development projects. Applications will be made through a competitive project call process. WES is particularly interested in projects which will produce new technology and technology transfer, and/or bring about significant changes in the performance of existing technologies

Last update: 11/08/15

International Ocean Governance - Public Consultation

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation. Contributions are particularly sought from stakeholders, private and public, as well as international governmental and non-governmental organisations.

Last update: 22/07/15

Ocean Energy Forum - Strategic Roadmap 3-page summaries

Following the 4th Ocean Energy Forum event in Bilbao on 01 July 2015, an updated version of the Working Groups’ 3-page summaries is now available

Last update: 01/02/18

Launch of InnovFin Energy Demonstration Projects (EDP) facility

The EIB Group and the European Commission have launched the Energy Demo Projects (EDP) facility under the InnovFin umbrella to provide risk financing and boost the competitiveness of innovative energy technology companies in Europe

Last update: 01/02/18

RiCORE project

A Risk based consenting for offshore renewables project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

Last update: 17/07/15

Ocean Energy Forum third workshop

The Ocean Energy Forum was established in April 2014 to accelerate the development of the ocean energy. It brings together key stakeholders to work on the issues that currently hinder further progress in the sector. It is organised into three workstreams: a technology workstream, a finance workstream and an environmental and consenting workstream. These groups have permanent steering groups and chairs but anyone with a stake in the sector can join any workstream and contribute. The Forum has already met two times in large plenary sessions: for the opening in Brussels in April 2014 and in Dublin in June 2014. A highlevel meeting with ministers and CEOs took place in October 2014 in Paris.

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum second workshop

This workshop followed up on the initial discussions that had taken place at the Ocean Energy Forum launch event on the 4th of April in Brussels. In Dublin, the Steering Groups of the three workstreams were introduced and their members were asked to refine workstream agendas and develop a work plan for the next three months. Given that this event followed the final conference of the EU-funded SI OCEAN project, which set out to develop a strategic technology agenda and a market deployment strategy for the tidal and wave energy sectors, the participants were particularly encouraged to debate how these documents can be used in the upcoming work of the Forum

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum first workshop

The European Commission is supporting the creation and organisation of an Ocean Energy Forum. This Forum brings together stakeholders in a series of workshops in order to develop a shared understanding of the problems at hand and to collectively devise workable solutions. It will be instrumental in building capacity and critical mass as well as fostering cooperation through the involvement of a wide range of stakeholders. The forum will also explore the synergies with other marine industries, particularly offshore wind, in matters relating to supply chains, grid connection, operations and maintenance, logistics and spatial planning, bringing together people from the industry, the Member States and regions, financers, NGO.

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum fourth event - open session Bilbao, July 2015

The Ocean Energy Forum was created by the European Commission in 2014. It provides a meeting place for industry, the public sector and NGOs to discuss how to overcome the barriers to the development of the ocean energy sector and help it on the path to full-scale commercialisation.  

Last update: 01/02/18

How quickly can we provide information on marine oil spills?

results of an exercise where two teams were asked to determine the fate of oil following accidents in the North Sea and Mediterranean are now available

Last update: 20/11/14


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