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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 will be in charge of the “Equality Officer” role (WP1), will contribute with its expertise to the identification of promising configurations of the LiftWEC concept that may minimise environmental impacts and ensure social acceptance (WP2), will lease the application of tools for impact assessment both on marine and social (public acceptance) environments (WP9) and will assist the dissemination and communication work package leader as required (WP10).


General Information


Funding: H2020

WavEC Coordinator: Teresa Simas
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).