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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.

Scottish Government Demonstration Strategy:Trialling Methods for Tracking the Fine Scale Underwater Movements of Marine Mammals in Areas of Marine Renewable Energy Development.


Last update: 27/06/16

European Commission SET plan Action 1 - ocean energy- Issues Paper for your comments/inputs by 17/06/2016 – published on behalf of the SET Plan Secretariat

Last September the European Commission adopted a Communication entitled 'Towards an Integrated Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan: accelerating the European Energy System Transformation' ( ).

Last update: 26/05/16

Ocean Energy Forum - Edinburgh open session conference report

The Forum is pleased to publish the report following the Edinburgh conference. The report details the outcomes of the breakout discussions for the draft Strategic Roadmap 6 x key recommendations and the University of Exeter’s input to the Roadmap Evidence-Base, with summaries in the main body of the report.

Last update: 01/02/18

Roundable on environmental legislation and consenting procedures for ocean energy - presentations available.

Representatives from the Forum attended the EU Commission’s roundtable meeting on legislation and consenting procedures for Ocean Energy. Presentations from the event can be found here

Last update: 01/02/18

OCEANERANET Joint call 2016

The aim of OCEANERA-NET is to support coordination and cooperation of national/regional research funding programmes in ocean energy. The aim of the second joint call is to promote the development and competitiveness of the ocean energy sector by supporting projects involving research, technology, development and innovation (RTDI) activities, developing, demonstrating or validating new and innovative technologies of ocean energies: Wave Energy, Tidal Energy, Tidal and Ocean Currents, Salinity Gradient and Ocean Thermal Energy Conservation.

Last update: 01/03/16

Save the date! 5 April 2016, from 09:30-13:00 - Blue Calls/ 7.5M € to boost blue economy

Education, Research, Innovation - This year, 3 calls for proposals will be launched under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to foster blue growth across Europe.

Last update: 01/03/16

Ocean Energy Forum open session conference February 2016 - session papers

Please find the draft Strategic Roadmap key recommendations scoping documents that will be discussed at the Ocean Energy Forum open conference sessions at Edinburgh February 2016.

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum - 2016 Events

Ocean Energy Forum - Events flyer

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum News Flyer - January 2016

An update on Ocean Energy Forum News and Events

Last update: 01/02/18

Ocean Energy Forum at ICOE 2016 - Programme

The Forum’s next event will be 23-24 February 2016, co-locating with the International Conference on Ocean Energy in Edinburgh. The event will focus on developing action plans for the key recommendations. You should attend if you wish to be at the heart of inputting to R&D priorities and policy recommendations for the Ocean Energy Sector.

Last update: 01/02/18


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