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ETIP Ocean report prioritises R&I challenges for ocean energy

By Charlotte Cochrane & Henry Jeffrey & Shona Pennock

Produced by the University of Edinburgh, the ETIP Ocean report on the prioritisation of research, technology and innovation challenges outlines a prioritised list of updated technology challenges to commercialisation of wave and tidal energy. The purpose of the report is to serve as a list of key technology development requirements in the ocean energy sector.

The key findings presented in this report comprise 61 challenges within 11 challenge areas. The challenges underwent prioritisation on two criteria by the ETIP Ocean consortium, to establish their overall importance to the sector. This prioritisation process, coupled with engagement with the ETIP Ocean Technology Working Group, validated the finding that the vast majority of challenges identified are of a high priority to the sector.

Building on the content of the Strategic Research Agenda for Ocean Energy, this report is used in the creation of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) that will be published in early 2020. The SRIA furthers the work carried out in this report by outlining technological priority areas, objectives and actions that will encourage the industrialisation of ocean energy in Europe.

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