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WaveNet, Results from the work of the European Thematic Network on Wave Energy, Project funded through the Energy Environment and Sustainable Development Programme

Project ID: ERK5-CT-1999-20001
Funded under: FP5-EESD

Abstract

The European Commission and 14 R&D actors from various European countries established the European Thematic Network on Wave Energy, or Wave Net, in 2000. Its task was to address important scientific, technical and economic aspects in wave energy conversion.
This report presents a brief overview of Wave Net�s work. A full technical report, over 500 pages in length not including appendices, and containing detailed results of the work carried out, has also been published. This is available in downloadable form on the Wave Net web site www.wave-energy.net as a single document and a individual chapters.
The different workgroups in the network have carried out a series of tasks under the following headings:
- Network Co-ordination & Support
- Co-operation With Power Industry
- Social, Planning and Environmental Impact
- Financing & Economic Issues
- R & D on Wave Energy Devices
- Generic Technologies
� Promotion of Wave Energy
These tasks have produced a variety of outputs, which have been disseminated via conferences and a web-site developed in the course of the project, to relevant targets groups such as developers, operators, public bodies, financiers, planners, etc.

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