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Wave Energy in Southern Europe


The project aims to develop environmental monitoring around wave energy converters (WECs) operating at sea; to develop efficient guidance for planning and consenting procedures in Spain and Portugal for WE projects to better inform decision-makers and managers on environmental real risks and reduce environmental consenting uncertainty; to develop and implement innovative maritime spatial planning (MSP) Decision Support Tools (DSTs) for Portugal and Spain for site selection of WE projects; to develop a Data Sharing Platform that will serve data providers, developers and regulators.


WavEC will be responsible for the environmental monitoring of the WaveRoller technology testing in Peniche (FOAK project) and project dissemination.


General Information


Funding: EASME
WavEC Coordinator: Teresa Simas, Pedro Vinagre
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 749 136
WavEC Funding: € 146 290
Duration: November 2018 – November 2021 (36 months)
Coordinator: AZTI – Fundación AZTI – AZTI Fundazioa
Partners: AZTI – Fundación AZTI – AZTI Fundazioa, WavEC - WavEC Offshore Renewables, Bimep - Biscay Marine Energy Platform, Oceantec - Oceantec Energías Marinas, S.L., CTN - Asociación Centro Tecnológico Naval y del Mar, AWE - AW Enery Oy and HIDROMOD – Modelação em Engenharia, Lda