Ocean Energy

Ocean energy, or ocean renewable energy, consists of: tidal energy (both tidal range and tidal current), wave energy, osmotic or salient gradient technology, and OTEC (Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion). Its value chain is broadly similar to that of offshore wind and includes research and development, impact assessment, planning, design, manufacture, installation, operation, maintenance and decommission, together with support vessel construction, maintenance and operation.

Acronym Title Programme Start/end View
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Wave Hub baseline study
Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
2010
2012
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ALDA
ALDA
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2007
2010
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Analysis of Power Generation System of Wave Energy Power Converter
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2007
2011
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Assessment of novel WEC with rubber-air-water interface; performance validation, optimization and demonstration of associated cost benefits
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2010
2012
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Basic Research phase of Combined Lift-Momentum-Reversal Turbine for Tidal Stream
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2007
2009
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Benson Wave Energy Device
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2009
2009
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Blue Energy
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2013
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C-pump
C-pump
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2009
2010
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Centrum för förnybar elenergiomvandling II (CFE II)
Swedish Energy Agency
2009
2013
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CORES
Components for ocean renewable energy systems
FP7
2008
2011
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Control of an array of wave energy devices for electricity production
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2010
2012
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ENERGYMARE
Cooperation for the use of renewable energies in the Atlantic Arc
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2012
2014
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WAVEPORT
Demonstration & Deployment of a Commercial Scale Wave Energy Converter with an innovative Real Time Wave by Wave Tuning System
FP7
2010
2014
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Demonstration of an Electrical Energy Wave Power Plant using New Technology
Swedish Energy Agency
2010
2019
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DESIGN AND EXPERIMENTAL TESTING OF A POWER TAKE-OFF SYSTEM FOR THE ANACONDA WAVE ENERGY CONVERSION DEVICE
PTDC
2011
2014
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MOORWEC
DESIGN OF MOORING SYSTEMS FOR FLOATING WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS
PTDC
2010
2012
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H2OCEAN
Development of a wind-wave power open-sea platform equipped for hydrogen generation with support for multiple users of energy
FP7
2012
2014
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Development of subterranaen OWC technology for wave energy capture
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2008
2011
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Diamanthalvledare för förnybar elektrisk havsbaserad energiomvandling
Swedish Energy Agency
2009
2012
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Effektiv vågkraft CorPower Ocean
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2013
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ERI@MErC
Environmental Research Institute at the Maritime & Energy Cluster, Ireland
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2011
2015
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Förstudie: Utreda möjligheterna att etablera ett testområde för havsbaserad elproduktion
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2013
2013
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PULSE STREAM 1200
Full scale demonstration prototype tidal stream generator
FP7
2009
2013
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Further development of gravitational accumulator for wave power
Swedish Energy Agency
2013
2013
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Generator till vågkraftverk
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2013
2014
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WAVE CONVERTERS
HYDRODYNAMIC ANALYSIS OF WAVE ENERGY CONVERTERS WITH DIFFERENT MOTION CHARACTERISTICS
PTDC
2010
2013
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ATLANTICPOWER
Implement a transnational marine energy strategy in the Atlantic Area
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2012
2014
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TidalDesign
Improved materials for energy generation through advanced tidal device technology design
TSB technologies Mar-10
2010
2013
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WAVETRAIN II
Initial training network for wave energy research professionals
FP7
2008
2012
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Innovative ocean wave energy converter
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2008
2009
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Maintenance Strategy and Remote Ballasting for Oyster wave energy converter
TSB technologies Mar-10
2010
2014
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MAREN
Marine Renewable Energy – Energy Extraction and Hydro-environmental Aspects
INTERREG IVB (Atlantic Area Transnational Pro
2009
2012
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MARINA PLATFORM
Marine renewable integrated application platform
FP7
2010
2014
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MARINET
Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies
FP7
2011
2015
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Modelling Marine Renewable Energy Devices; Designing for Survivability
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2012
2015
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Modelling, experimental validation, measuremnet technology and electrical system studies on wave power at CFE
Swedish Energy Agency
2013
2015
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NaREC Innovation Facilities Infrastructure
Narec Site Infrastructure Apr-11
2011
2013
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POLYWEC
New mechanisms and concepts for exploiting electroactive Polymers for Wave Energy Conversion
FP7
2012
2016
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Ocean Energy Centre - Durability analysis of cables and moorings used in systems for harvesting of renewable ocean energy
Swedish Energy Agency
2012
2015
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ORECCA
Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms - Coordination Action
FP7
2010
2011
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Offshore Väst
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2013
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Optimisation of Mooring Systems for Wave Energy Arrays
NDP 2007-2013, Marine Research Sub-Programme,
2007
2008
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Optima Pac
Optimizing energy performance and control of impacts on the marine environment of seawater CAP
2010
2014
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Oscillating Water Column Turbine Design
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2008
2012
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OWEL Marine demonstrator
TSB technologies Mar-10
2011
2013
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Platform location and connection
TSB Programmes
2013
2014
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Reducing the Costs of Marine Renewables via Advanced Structural Materials (ReC-ASM)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2013
2016
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Seabed Drilling Equipment for Voith Hy Tide 1-MW Tidal Turbineat EMEC
TSB Programmes
2011
2012
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Short term Wave forecasting for wave energy applications
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2008
2012
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SURGE
Simple underwater generation of renewable energy
FP7
2009
2012
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STANDPOINT
Standardisation of Point Absorber Wave Energy Convertors by Demonstration
FP7
2009
2012
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SI OCEAN
Strategic initiative for ocean energy
Intelligent Energy Europe Program
2012
2014
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OTEO
Technological Observatory for the Offshore Energy
POFC (QREN)
2011
2013
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TeraWatt: Large scale Interactive coupled 3D modelling for wave and tidal energy resource and environmental impact (Remit 1 MASTS Consortium Proposal)
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2012
2015
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Test Site Orust, Energi från havsströmmar
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2013
2013
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SNAPPER
The development of a novel rare-earth magnet based wave power conversion system - Snapper
FP7
2009
2011
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The Effects of Realistic Tidal Flows on the Performance and Structural Integrity of Tidal Stream Turbines
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2012
2015
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Theory, experimental validation and resource assessment for marine current energy conversion at CFE
Swedish Energy Agency
2013
2015
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UCC Wave project
UCC Wave project
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2007
2009
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United Kingdom Centre for Marine Energy Research: The all UK waters, combined, current and wave test facility
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research C
2010
2011
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Validating the Generic Application of an Innovative Second Generation Horizontal Axis Cross Flow Tidal Turbine
TSB technologies Mar-10
2010
2012
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Vigor vågkraftverk
VINNOVA - Swedish Governmental Agency for Inn
2012
2012
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Wave energy systems
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2011
2016
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BILBOQUET
Wave power electricity production
Fond unique interminitériel (FUI)+ local
2011
2013
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Wavebob Wave Energy Converter
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2009
2009
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WaveDemo
Swedish Energy Agency
2012
2012
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Waveplam
Waveplam
Research and Development (Irish Government Fu
2007
2010
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EMSAC and REMCAP are Coordination Projects funded by the
Research DG of the European Commission within
the Regions of Knowledge programme of FP7