The latest Strategic Research & Innovation Agenda (SRIA) for Ocean Energy, which is a crucial document for the industry, has been published.
The new SRIA provides a blueprint to keep Europe at the front of the pack in ocean energy technology development. Targeted innovation will bring the sector to industrial roll-out and help to reignite the European economy by providing jobs, exports, SME activity and technological leadership.
The SRIA identifies the research and innovation priorities for the years ahead, guiding policymakers on the best ways to support ocean energy’s development.
The report highlights the system integration of ocean energy pilot farms and the need for demonstration projects to run over longer periods as key priorities for these technologies.
It also calls for improvements in sub-systems, marine operations, foundations and connections, in order to increase yields and reduce costs.
The SRIA was produced by the European Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy (ETIP Ocean), which officially advises the European Commission on behalf of the sector.