"Pre-normative research for Ocean Energy" - EquiMAR
Funding Year: 2007
Funding Scheme: Small-to-medium scale collaborative project
Project Duration: 36 months
Total Project Value: €4.5m
EU Grant-Aid: €3.5m
Grant-Aid to Ireland: €304,000
Lead Partner: University of Edinburgh (UK)
Irish Partner(s): University College Cork, (HMRC)
Website: www.equimar.eu (Opens in new window)
Equimar will deliver a suite of protocols for the equitable evaluation of marine energy converters (based on either tidal or wave energy). These protocols will harmonise testing and evaluation procedures across a variety of presently available devices. Equimar will assess these devices through a suite of protocols covering site selection, device engineering design, the scaling up of designs, the deployment of arrays of devices, the environmental impact and economic issues. Results from the project will establish a sound basis for future standards (e.g. IEC).
Download further information on the FP7 EquiMar project (Pdf 34k).
Pdf directories of Irish participation in EU FP7 funded competitive marine research projects during the period 2007-2009 are also available to download from the EU Framework Research Programmes page on the Publications Section of the Marine Institute website.