Research Projects

WavEC actively drives advancements in diverse fields of the Blue Economy, contributing to a robust national value chain through dedicated participation in cutting-edge R&D projects since its inception in 2003.

BAMBOO/
BAMBOO
BAMBOO

Aims to overcome technical and economic challenges to establish a sustainable, large-scale offshore Floating PhotoVoltaics (FPV) system in Europe, facilitating the integration of FPV with offshore wind farms to meet climate targets and minimize environmental impact.

SCARLET/
SCARLET
SCARLET

Superconducting cable development for various purposes, driven by the need for compact solutions with reduced dimensions and limited visual impact.

INFINITE/
INFINITE
INFINITE

Demonstration of a 4.8 MW floating offshore wind system with two key technological innovations. The first is a disruptive and ecological TLP platform, with an innovative anchoring system. The second is an innovative aluminum dynamic cable design. The demonstrator makes use of a cost-optimized O&M strategy that increases  accessibility and turbine availability.

AquaWind/
AquaWind
AquaWind

Testing a multi-use solution that integrates floating wind technology with an innovative aquaculture solution on the same installation site. The project will support the legislation and regulatory processes necessary for the implementation of multi-use projects.

ILIAD/
ILIAD
ILIAD

Integrated Digital Framework for Comprehensive Maritime Data and Information Services

EU-SCORES/
EU-SCORES
EU-SCORES

Quantify the potential benefits of multi-source offshore renewable energy farms, through two impactful demonstrations at sea.

FLOAWER/
FLOAWER
FLOAWER

The FLOAWER Innovative Training Network will provide 13 Early Stage Researchers with interdisciplinary training.

SEASNAKE/
SEASNAKE
SEASNAKE

In the SEASNAKE project, a new MV electric cable solution will be developed.

ASTRIIS
ASTRIIS
ASTRIIS

Atlantic Sustainability Through Remote and In-situ Integrated Solutions

BLUEGIFT/
BLUEGIFT
BLUEGIFT

Support of the development and testing of marine renewable technologies in 7 European test zones.

GRRIP/
GRRIP
GRRIP

The GRRIP will incorporate RRI ("Responsible, Research and Innovation") sustainable practices into 5 marine research organizations.

LIFTWEC/
LIFTWEC
LIFTWEC

Development of a new class wave energy converter based on hydrodynamic lift forces.

Reports

Floating Wind Joint Industry Project
Major Component Exchange with Self-Hoisting Cranes
Market Study on Ocean Energy
Wave Energy Pico Plant (only portuguese version)

Scientific Papers

2023

Journal Publications

Conference Publications and Presentations

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