The Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action (FORESEA) programme announced the opening of its second call for support package applications yesterday at the Ocean Energy Europe 2016 Conference & Exhibition. Support from the programme includes free access to FORESEA test sites situated around the UK and Europe to provide a suitable test environment for developers, and to aid in commercialisation strategy.
The state of the art marine technology sites are:
- European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), Orkney Islands, UK
- SmartBay, Galway, Ireland
- SEM-REV, Nantes, France
- Tidal Testing Centre, Den Oever, Netherlands
EMEC Managing Director, Mr. Neil Kermode made the announcement at OEE2016, presenting a ‘recommendation of support’ awarded to ten companies, adding “it’s fair to say that the FORESEA programme is off to a tremendous start, and we are really looking forward to welcoming some of these developers to EMEC in the coming months.”
For the full press release, click here.