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. 30 technologies have successfully deployed at European test centres with FORESEA support.

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 Address Email Website
The European Marine Energy Centre Stromness Old Academy
United Kingdom
Name Contact Name Email Country
Dutch Marine Energy Centre Justin den Hartog Netherlands
SmartBay Ireland Rogerio Chumbinho Ireland
Ecole Centrale de Nantes Olivia Thilleul France
Ocean Energy Europe Victor Kempf Belgium

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