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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.

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Franco-British Blog "Fishermen and offshore windfarms" | Blog Franco-Britannique "Pêcheurs et éolien en mer"

This blog intends to favorise share of views and experiences between EU fishermen on the offshore windfarms subjects.

Last update: 12/09/11

Seawater contamination at Fukushima - 30km from shore

Data from the Japanese authorities on contamination of I131 and Cs137 measured 30km from shore.   results show that:

Last update: 13/04/11

Twelfth meeting of marine observation and data expert group - summary

This was the twelfth meeting of the Marine Observation and Data Network Expert Group. The main subjects covered were data needs of offshore renewable energy and of coastal morphology. Agenda and presentations Those present were:

Last update: 26/07/11

GULF OF MEXICO OIL DISASTER WHAT RISKS FOR EUROPE?

Participants:  Antidia Citores, Surfrider Foundation Michael Engell-Jensen, Executive Director, International Association of Oil & Gas Producers Jan    Panek,    Head    of    Unit    "Coal    and    Oil",    Directorate-General     for    Energy,    European Commission

Start date: 23/06/2010 - 14:00
Last update: 20/07/10

POWER cluster - Mid-term Conference

18-20 May   Aberdeen     

Start date: 05/03/2010 - 19:00
Last update: 23/01/15

"Offshore Renewable Energy in a Regional Context" (2.6)

The role of maritime resources in meeting Europe´s renewable energy and energy security needs will be analysed. A number of technologies have been developed to harness renewable marine energy: tidal energy, marine currents, wave energy, osmotic power, etc.

Start date: 21/05/2010 - 09:00
Last update: 23/01/15

"CO2 capture and storage in the sea bed" (3.10)

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is regarded as a key technology for the reduction of CO2 emissions from power plants and other sources at European and international level. However, little is known about the short-term and long-term impacts of CO2 storage on marine ecosystems.

Start date: 20/05/2010 - 14:30
Last update: 23/01/15

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