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The coordination of national research activities of Member States and Associated States in the field of Ocean Energy (ERA-NET)

Objective

Europe’s vast coast line harbours a huge potential resource of ocean energy to be exploited as a renewable electricity source contributing towards the 2020 targets and beyond. The ocean is a complex working environment, relatively little is known about it and it is widely used by others, such as fishing, shipping and recreation. However, the prize for introducing ocean energy generation is high, estimated by DG MARE, at 380GW.
Currently, several member states and regions are funding ocean energy research, demonstration, technology and innovation (RTDI). There is a shared goal to generate knowledge about the marine environment and to speed the development of this emerging sector. However these research efforts are not coordinated. This is why the member states are proposing the Ocean Energy ERA-NET as outlined in this paper. The ERA-NET will provide a framework for transnational joint activities and will cooperate with the EERA Ocean Energy Joint Programme; other relevant European projects and industry stakeholders.
This wide reaching ERA-NET brings together 16 partners from nine member states intent on gaining the benefits of coordinated research funding. Member States have different levels of engagement in the ocean energy sector, and it is important that the ERA-NET actions reflect this. The objective is to improve the quality, scope and fragmentation of research through better networks, addressing common barriers and improving coordination. The proposal sets out the execution of the project from networking and information sharing to the launch of, at least one, transnational joint call. In doing so the partners will develop a shared vision for the sector, an action plan for delivery and a toolkit for call administration. The result will be reduced fragmentation in research funding, development and wider uptake of good practice and support for the commercialisation of the ocean energy sector.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries

Call for proposal

FP7-ERANET-2013-RTD
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Funding Scheme

CSA-CA - Coordination (or networking) actions

Coordinator

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE
Address
Waterloo Street 50
G2 8LU Glasgow
United Kingdom
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 437 766,84
Administrative Contact
Karen Fraser (Ms.)

Participants (17)

THE ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 27 847,82
Address
North Star Avenue, Polaris House
SN2 1ET Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lewis Preece (Dr.)
The Technology Strategy Board
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 433 992,05
Address
North Star House, North Star Avenue B1
SN2 1JF Swindon
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Graham Mobbs (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 99 922,33
Address
Parque Tecnologico De Asturias
33420 Llanera Asturias
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paz Palacio (Ms.)
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 142 154,61
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Paula Pacheco (Mrs.)
SOCIEDAD PARA EL DESARROLLO REGIONAL DE CANTABRIA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 86 549,67
Address
Isabel Torres (Edif. Sodercan Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabria) 1
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Abaitua Fernández - Escárzaga (Mr.)
ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 127 817,85
Address
Alameda Urquijo Edificio Plaza Bizkaia 36, 1º
48011 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Guillermo Basañez-Unanue (Mr.)
THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 88 589,67
Address
Wilton Place Wilton Park House
2 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Declan Meally (Mr.)
STATENS ENERGIMYNDIGHET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 100 409,53
Address
Gredbyvagen 10
632 21 Eskilstuna
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sara Bargi (Dr.)
ENERGINET

Participation ended

Denmark
Address
Tonne Kjaersvej 65
7000 Fredericia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Niels Helstrup Jensen (Mr.)
AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LAMAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE
France
EU contribution
€ 176 641,89
Address
Avenue Du Gresille 20
49004 Angers Cedex 01
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Armelle De Bohan (Dr.)
VLAAMSE GEWEST
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 26 172,50
Address
Avenue Du Port 88
1000 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Lut Bollen (Dr.)
AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE
Belgium
Address
Koning Albert Ii-laan 35, Bus 16
1030 Brussel
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Alain Deleener (Mr.)
CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 174 605,04
Address
Calle Cid 4
28001 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Ponce (Mr.)
MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 96 254,93
Address
Bezuidenhoutseweg 73
2595 AC The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Annemiek Van Woudenberg (Mrs.)
FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 113 599,78
Address
Avenida D Carlos I 126
1249 074 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ana Castro (Mrs.)
FONDS FLANKEREND ECONOMISCH EN INNOVATIEBELEID
Belgium
Address
Boulevard Du Roi Albert Ii 35
1030 Bruxelles
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jozef Ghijselen (Mr.)
WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 72 713,06
Address
An Lochran, 10 Inverness Campus
IV2 5NA Inverness
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Tim Hurst (Mr.)