The Blue-GIFT (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked) is a coordinated ocean energy technology demonstration programme encouraging longer-term demonstration and technology de-risking across the Atlantic Area regions.

This €2.5 million project is funded by Interreg Atlantic Area.

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CoQuake offers an innovative methodology for controlling the inevitable natural phenomenon of earthquakes, opening up a new field and line of research in earthquake mechanics and engineering.

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This project has received ERC (European Research Council) funding as part of the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program (grant agreement N° 757848).


Floatech aims to boost the technical maturity and cost-competitiveness of floating offshore wind energy through the development, implementation and validation of an engineering tool called QBlade-Ocean, which performs simulations of floating offshore wind turbines; and through two techniques designed to reduce wake effects in floating wind farms

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FLOAting Wind Energy netwoRk (FLOAWER) is an Innovative Training Network (ITN), a European project that brings together leading academics and industry leaders in the offshore wind industry, and floating wind turbines in particular. Its goal is to strengthen the leadership and competitiveness of this industry in Europe.


FORESEA is designed for developers seeking to test MRE technologies, subsystems, components, engineering solutions or their own products.
SEM-REV is taking part in FORESEA alongside other European sites on the Atlantic coast with an international dimension: EMEC in Scotland, Smart Bay in Ireland and Tidal Testing Center in the Netherlands. Two new technologies were tested at the SEM-REV offshore test site in 2017, developed by Geps Techno and Pytheas Technology.


The aim of GRRIP is to draw up an interdisciplinary call for marine-related projects, and to select and evaluate research projects that take significant account of "Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)" practices, i.e. scientific research and technological development processes that take into account the effects and potential impacts on the environment and society.

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LiftWEC involves the development of a new wave energy converter whose main interface with waves is via hydrodynamic lifting forces. The aim is to determine the potential of this concept to produce renewable energy at a commercially competitive price, while guaranteeing minimal environmental/social impact.

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MaRINET2 aims to help industry accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up access to 57 test facilities across 13 European countries, including the hydrodynamics and ocean engineering tank (HOET) and the SEMREV offshore test site, both run by the LHEEA at Centrale Nantes.


The Marine Energy Alliance aims to progress the combined technical and commercial maturity level of 40 SMEs by delivering a suite of bespoke integrated technical and commercial services.


NextFloat a pour but de permettre le déploiement compétitif et industriel de l'éolien flottant en déployant un prototype d'éolienne flottante de 6MW en mer Méditerranée française afin de démontrer à une échelle pertinente une conception innovante de plateforme flottante intégrée sous le vent.

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Ocean DEMO is a €13m project targeting the installation of ocean energy devices in EU waters. Its objective is to scale technologies up to multi-machine readiness by providing free access to Europe’s world-leading network of test centres and to drive innovation across the ocean energy supply chain. To boost market uptake and confirm the potential of ocean energy to investors, Ocean DEMO will run a competitive voucher scheme supporting technology development through a combined transnational offering across NWE test infrastructures. It is funded by the Interreg North West Europe programme, part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).


The Ocean Power Innovation Network (OPIN) is a European collaborative network that aims to accelerate the growth of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector and its supply chains. The basic premise of OPIN is to encourage both cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration for Offshore Renewable Energy SMEs and associate partners (research organizations, large companies, public institutions).
Within OPIN, WEAMEC is responsible for creating and managing a European network of SMEs which work or could work in the MRE sector. 

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POSYTYF (POwering SYstem flexibiliTY in the Future through RES) aims to further the integration of renewable energy sources into the electric power system by developing the concept of a Dynamic Virtual Power Plant (DVPP). This virtual power plant is a way to aggregate different renewable energy sources to form a portfolio of dispatchable/non-dispatchable RES, allowing for an optimal and internal redistribution of resources.

The POSYTYF project is funded through the H2020 programme and coordinated by Centrale Nantes.

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SafeWAVE aims to overcome non-technological barriers that could hinder the future development of one of the main cornerstones of the EU's blue growth strategy. Project activities include improving current knowledge of the environmental effects and risks of wind energy by collecting, processing, analyzing and sharing environmental data around offshore devices, and modeling the cumulative impacts of future large-scale wind energy deployments.

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Published on November 12, 2020 Updated on September 6, 2023