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The overall aim of the LiftWEC project is to prove the technical, environmental, social and economic feasibility of a radically new wave energy converter concept that exploits hydrodynamic lift forces and can form part of the backbone of energy system by 2050.


WavEC Results


  • “Equality Officer” role – contribution with WavEC’s expertise to the identification of promising configurations of the LiftWEC concept that may minimise environmental impacts and ensure social acceptance


  • Application of tools for impact assessment both on marine and social (public acceptance) environments


General Information


Funding: H2020

Project Coordinator at WavEC: Pedro Vinagre
Total Funding (Requested contribution): € 3 404 730

WavEC Funding: 164 625
Duration: December 2019 – November 2022 (36 months)
Coordinator: The Queen's University of Belfast, UK (QUB)
Partners: Technische Universitat Hamburg, Germany (TUHH), National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland (MU), Innosea France (INN), Aalborg Universitet Denmark AAU, University College Cork - National University Ireland (UCC), Ecole Centrale de Nantes France (ECN), Julia F. Chozas, Consulting Engineer Denmark (JCC), WavEC - Offshore Renewables and University of Strathclyde, UK (US).


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