FORESEA


Project Summary

FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) is an €11m Interreg North West Europe project. Its helps bring offshore renewable energy technologies to the market by providing free access to North-West Europe’s world-leading network of test centres.

Since its launch, FORESEA has increased real-sea testing activity in the ocean energy sector. 19 technologies have successfully deployed at European test centres with FORESEA support, with more to come in the next 12 months.

Support is awarded through a series competitive calls. run by the project consortium. 

Where can I test through the FORESEA programme?

The programme covers the following test centres:

  • European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC): Orkney Islands, UK
  • SmartBay: Galway, Ireland
  • SEM-REV: Nantes, France
  • Dutch Marine Energy Centre: Alkmaar, Netherlands

The test centres are supported by the European industry body for ocean energy, Ocean Energy Europe, based in Brussels.

hero image courtesy of EMEC, Credit Colin Keldie

Project Partners

Lead partner

Organisation Contact name Address Email Website
The European Marine Energy Centre Nicolas Wallet Stromness Old Academy
Orkney
KW163AW
United Kingdom
nicolas.wallet@emec.org.uk www.emec.org.uk
Name Contact Name Email Country
Dutch Marine Energy Centre Justin den Hartog justin@dutchmarineenergy.com Netherlands
SmartBay Ireland Rogerio Chumbinho rogerio.chumbinho@smartbay.ie Ireland
Ecole Centrale de Nantes Olivia Thilleul olivia.thilleul@ec-nantes.fr France
Ocean Energy Europe Victor Kempf v.kempf@oceanenergy.eu Belgium

1st Call


Press release: FORESEA programme awards support to ten offshore renewable energy technology developers

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08 November. Brussels. The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) Programme has awarded a ‘Recommendation for Support’ to ten ocean energy technology developers. The support will help commercialise these technologies by providing free access to open-sea test centres. The announcement was made at the Ocean Energy Europe 2016 Conference & Exhibition in Brussels today. Read More


2nd Call


FORESEA moves 15 offshore renewable energy technologies further along the commercialisation pathway

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The Interreg Europe funded FORESEA programme has awarded ‘recommendations for support’ to 15 offshore renewable energy technologies following its second call for applications. The awards will provide a real boost to technology developers by allowing them to test their technologies on the open sea, attract further investment, and move further along the path to commercialisation. Read More


3rd Call


FORESEA opens third call for offshore renewable energy technologies

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The FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) programme opened its third call for support package applications today. Support packages will help commercialise offshore renewable energy technologies by giving free access to FORESEA’s network of test sites. The call is open to technologies ready to deploy and complete testing before 2019. The call runs until 29 September 2017. Read More


4th Call



5th Call


FORESEA backs 5 techs under 5th call

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The EU-funded FORESEA programme has awarded recommendations for support to five offshore renewable energy projects under its final call. The successful projects have been selected due to their high readiness level for real sea testing within the year. Final confirmation of support will be granted to developers upon contract with the relevant test centre. Read More


News


FORESEA backs 5 techs under 5th call

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The EU-funded FORESEA programme has awarded recommendations for support to five offshore renewable energy projects under its final call. The successful projects have been selected due to their high readiness level for real sea testing within the year. Final confirmation of support will be granted to developers upon contract with the relevant test centre. Read More

12.8M€ awarded to demonstrate ocean energy farms

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The new Interreg NWE project Ocean DEMO has been officially launched today. It provides funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments. Ocean DEMO specifically targets multi-machine ocean energy installations. This will allow developers to move closer to market by demonstrating their technologies at full commercial scale. Ocean DEMO will release a first call for applications this year and devices will be installed from 2020 to 2022. Read More

New FORESEA publication confirms ocean energy’s tremendous potential for regional development

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The publication “Ocean Energy and the Regions: a partnership for growth” was released today at Ocean Energy Europe 2018 by the FORESEA project. It confirms the establishment of clusters of ocean energy and supply chain companies around a premier network of EU test centres. It showcases technologies manufactured close to the ocean, reducing costs and making extensive use of local skills and infrastructure. Read More


Documentation


FORESEA Success Stories

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This brochure presents 7 success stories from 7 technology developers that benefited from FORESEA’s support. Thanks to FORESEA, they were able to prove their technologies, improve their Technology Readiness Level (TRL) and leverage millions of euros of private investment. Read More

Ocean Energy and the Regions: a partnership for growth

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The publication “Ocean Energy and the Regions: a partnership for growth” was released on 30/10/18 at Ocean Energy Europe 2018 by the FORESEA project. It confirms the establishment of clusters of ocean energy and supply chain companies around a premier network of EU test centres. It showcases technologies manufactured close to the ocean, reducing costs and making extensive use of local skills and infrastructure. Read More


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