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. Ten projects have hit the water at European test centres with FORESEA support, with more to come in the next 18 months.
Support is awarded through a series competitive calls run by the project consortium. For more information, visit: www.foreseaproject.eu
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.
Projects that have benefited from FORESEA support at EMEC so far:
- CorPower Ocean
- Naval Group
- Orbital (formerly Scotrenewables Tidal Power)
- Sustainable Marine Power
- Tripod decommissioning