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Current Projects


Twinning for an Offshore Wind Energy Partnership.


SISMAR aims to increase safety in inland waterway navigation.


Pivotbuoy aims to reduce drastically the cost of energy of floating wind through the validation of an innovative single point mooring system.


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


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


Wave Energy in Southern Europe.


Accelerate the deployment of ocean energy taking into account the optimization of the resources and benefits for society.


Development, validation and optimization of structural health monitoring strategies for wind farms.


Development of a platform to support offshore aquaculture.


Developing design tools for ocean energy technologies, from the conception, to the development and deployment stages.


Designing, testing and validating a crosscutting Direct Drive Power Take-Off solution to be used with multiple types of wave energy converter.


Developing a generic PTO for integration into wave-type devices of the type arises in order to be mass produced.


Science and Technology Policies - Exploitation of the Deep Sea and of Oil & Gas in the South Atlantic region.


Development of a robotic manipulator to equip ROVs.


Development of a robotic arm for Offshore operations.


The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy sector


MaRINET 2 will ensure the integration and enhancement of European research infrastructure and facilities specialising in research, development and testing of offshore renewable energy systems.


Developing a set of industry-enabling cost-effective components, specifically designed for reliable and sustainable delivery of ocean energy generation.


Advanced Braking Module with Cyclic Energy Recovery System (CERS) for enhanced reliability and performance of Wave Energy Converters

Past Projects


Demonstration of the GRAVI3 technology – innovative gravity foundation for offshore wind.


The HiWave project is focused on the development of a wave energy technology by the Swedish company Corpower.


MERIKA deals among others, with environmental related issues of offshore wind devices and their planning.

OCEANET (2013 - 2017)

Training and research network in wave energy and offshore wind.



Developing systems for surfaces protection to provide the Ocean Energy sector solutions to improve its reliability and project’s life time.

Pico Wave Plant

Pico OWC was built as the European Wave Energy Pilot Plant

See more old projects

Scientific Papers

Journal Publications

M.U.T. Rentschler, F. Adam, P. Chainho, Design optimization of dynamic inter-array cable systems for floating offshore wind turbines, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Volume 111, 2019, pp. 622-635,

Pierre Benreguig, Miguel Vicente, Adrian Dunne and Jimmy Murphy, "Modelling approaches of a closed-circuit OWC wave energy converter", in Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 2019. URL:

Conference Publications and Presentations

Pedro A. Vinagre, Erica Cruz, Teresa Simas, Emiliano Pinori, Johan Svenson, “Database on Biofouling Characterization for the Ocean Energy Sector: A Preliminary Version”, ICOE 2018 – International Conference on Ocean Energy, Cherbourg, France, June 2018. URL:

P. Benreguig, J. Murphy, M. Vicente, S. Crowley, "Wave-to-wire model of the Tupperwave device and performance comparison with conventional OWC”, RENEW 2018 - 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energies Offshore, 8-10 October 2018, Lisbon, Portugal.

António Maximiano, Luís Eça, Guilherme Vaz, Marco Alves, “CFD Analysis of Different Passive Guiding System Geometries on a Semi-Closed Fish Farm Cage”. 12th World Congress of the RSAI – Regional Science Association international, Goa, India. May 2018.

João Muralha, Luís Eça, António Maximiano, Guilherme Vaz, “Validation Exercises for a Free Falling Wedge into Calm Water”. OMAE2018 - International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, Madrid, Spain, June 2018. doi:10.1115/OMAE2018-78598.

Journal Publications

Draycott, S., Szadkowska, I., Silva, M., Ingram, D., 2018. Assessing the Macro-Economic Benefit of Installing a Farm of Oscillating Water Columns in Scotland and Portugal. Energies 11, 2824.

Books or participation in books

Iglesias G., Tercero J.A., Simas T., Machado I., Cruz E. 2018 Environmental Effects. In: Eds. Deborah Greaves and Gregorio Iglesias. 364-454. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Sussex, United Kingdom.

Sarmento, A. "Oceanos/Oceans" IN Fernandes, E.O., et all, "Energias Renováveis/Renewable Energies", page 194.