Following the successful completion of the original project, the European Commission has funded the ETIP Ocean to continue its work until at least 2022.


And just like the ocean energy sector, ETIP Ocean is growing and evolving. This next phase has bigger and bolder ambitions. In 2019 alone, the platform will deliver a new Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda as well as accessible reports showcasing the latest knowledge on the sector’s environmental impact.


The ETIP Ocean webinars and workshops will also continue, with a new series of dates and topics to be announced shortly. These will allow all players in the sector to gain valuable insight on the key technical, financial, social & economic challenges that they face every day.


Work will shortly start on a new study quantifying the ocean energy’s economic impact in Europe. ETIP Ocean will also explore the sector’s social impact, with a separate socio-economic study and best practices on local community engagement.


There will also be intensive communication and dissemination activity, to ensure that the entire sector knows about and benefits of the platform.


Collectively, these actions will ensure that ETIP Ocean delivers on its core purpose:


  1. To provide quality expertise for the European Commission and other funding agencies. ETIP Ocean will gather inputs and recommendations from the sector, that industry associations such as Ocean Energy Europe can communicate.
  2. To help players in the sector to get the maximum value from sharing experiences, learnings and knowledge with their colleagues.


The consortium behind the project has also been strengthened. Tecnalia and WavEC bring fresh insight and expertise to the platform, joining original partners Ocean Energy Europe and the University of Edinburgh.


The next 3 years promise to be exciting for both the sector and ETIP Ocean, with plenty of opportunities to share experiences with your ocean energy colleagues via webinars, workshops and publications. We look forward to engaging with you soon!


ETIP Ocean project partners and the European Commission held their kick-off meeting in Brussels on Tuesday 15 January


A new report by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) analyses ten future emerging technologies to generate energy from the ocean tides and waves.

The report, Future emerging technologies for the ocean energy sector: innovation and game-changers offers policy makers and all other ocean energy stakeholders an array of innovations that can bring ocean energy to the market. The experts describe state of advancement of each of the technology family, advantages, technological limitations, as well as their technology readiness level.

The full report can be found on the European Commission website.



A 20 year perspective on EU R&D funding for ocean energy


A Trinomics led consortium, on behalf of The European Commission, will be delivering a conference in Brussels on 16 October 2018 on ocean energy research, development and technologies.


The free to attend conference will provide insights into the impacts of existing R&D funding; including providing access to the Ocean Energy R&D Impact Report and an opportunity to influence the recommendations to increase future R&D impacts. 

During the workshop key industry experts will share their insights on the future of Ocean technologies and there will be opportunities for you to discuss and understand how to increase the impacts of your own research projects.


Date: Tuesday 16 October 2018

Location: Sofitel Brussels Le Louise, Avenue de la Toison d'Or 40, 1050 Bruxelles, Belgium

Cost: Free (Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the conference)


There are limited spaces available, to reserve your attendance please click here




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