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Co-ordinated action on ocean energy

Acronym: CA-OE
Period: 2004 till 2006
Status: Completed

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  • Ramboll Denmark, more, co-ordinator
  • Universiteit Gent (UGent), more, partner

Ocean energy industries and research organisations communities are at present small and scattered. Nevertheless between 5 and 10 different large Ocean Energy systems including new and unproven technology are in the process of seeking public funding and private investors to carry out the development required from scale models to working prototypes at sea.

Different principles for wave energy conversion and tidal stream systems are preparing for prototype testing at different sites within Europe and several other principles are being investigated at a more fundamental level.

The main objectives are:

  • to develop of a common knowledge base necessary for coherent development R&D policies
  • to bring a coordinated approach within key areas of ocean energy research and development
  • to provide a forum for the longer term marketing of promising research deliverables.

Primary attention will be given to the collation and evaluation of data from ocean energy systems tested in real sea conditions with the objective of undertaking performance studies and analysis.

Focus will be given to revise and implement standards for monitoring and measuring the performance and presenting the results as described in Annex II of the IEA Implementing Agreement on Ocean Energy Systems and standards related to safety in relation to structure, personnel and electrical system as prepared during the Wave Energy Network.

In order to disseminate the knowledge and promote the technologies the Co-ordination Action on Ocean Energy will organize five dedicated interactive workshops, as vehicles to enable cooperation between the interested European parties in the sector of Ocean Energy.

  1. Component Technology and Power Take-off
  2. System design, Construction, Reliability& Safety
  3. Performance Monitoring of Ocean Energy Systems
  4. Environmental, Economics, Development Policy and Promotion of Opportunities

These proceedings from these Workshops will be made available on this website as they are completed.

The workshops will provide a forum to the different research organisations and the fledgling ocean energy industry to interact and co-ordinate ongoing R&D efforts in the field of Wave and Tidal energy on a European and international level.

New academic knowledge can be shared and disseminated between all interested parties and promising methodologies and technologies can be transferred to the market. The partners of this co-ordination action are the leading force in the field Ocean Energy and the SME organizations pioneers on the road to commercialisation on Ocean Energy systems.

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