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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.
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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)

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THE ENGINEERING AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 27 847,82

The Technology Strategy Board

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 433 992,05

INSTITUTO DE DESARROLLO ECONOMICO DEL PRINCIPADO DE ASTURIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 99 922,33

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 142 154,61

SOCIEDAD PARA EL DESARROLLO REGIONAL DE CANTABRIA SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 86 549,67

ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 127 817,85

The sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 88 589,67

STATENS ENERGIMYNDIGHET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 100 409,53

ENERGINET.DK

Denmark

AGENCE DE L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET DE LAMAITRISE DE L'ENERGIE

France

EU Contribution

€ 176 641,89

VLAAMSE GEWEST

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 26 172,50

AGENTSCHAP VOOR INNOVATIE DOOR WETENSCHAP EN TECHNOLOGIE

Belgium

CENTRO PARA EL DESARROLLO TECNOLOGICO INDUSTRIAL.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 174 605,04

MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 96 254,93

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 113 599,78

FONDS FLANKEREND ECONOMISCH EN INNOVATIEBELEID

Belgium

WAVE ENERGY SCOTLAND LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 72 713,06

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 618099

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2013

  • End date

    28 February 2018

Funded under:

FP7-ENERGY

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 612 982,67

  • EU contribution

    € 2 205 037,57

Coordinated by:

SCOTTISH ENTERPRISE

United Kingdom

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