Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms- Coordination Action
Funding Year: 2009
Funding Scheme: Small to medium integrated project
Sub-Programme: Theme 5: Energy
Project Duration: 2009-2011
Total Project Value: €1,599,621
EU Grant-Aid: €1,599,621
Grant-Aid to Ireland: € 84,000
Lead Partner: Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Wind Technology, Germany
Irish Partner: HMRC- University College Cork.
Website: Not currently available
The ORECCA project aims to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a research roadmap for activities in the context of offshore renewable energy (RE). In particular, the project will stimulate collaboration in research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore RE conversion platforms for wind, wave and other ocean energy resources, for their combined use as well as for the complementary use such as aquaculture and monitoring of the sea environment. ORECCA will overcome the knowledge fragmentation existing in Europe and stimulate the key experts to provide useful inputs to industries, research organizations and policy makers (stakeholders) on the necessary next steps to foster the development of the ocean energy sector in a sustainable and environmentally friendly way.
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