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R&D+I

WESE

Wave Energy in Southern Europe

 

Objective

 

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 Results

 

  • Coordination of the overall project's environmental monitoring component

 

  • Review of marine renewable licensing systems in Portugal and Spain

 

  • Preparation of the Monitoring Plans for Noise, EMF and Seabed Integrity report

 

  • Support for monitoring campaigns for electromagnetic fields, acoustics and seabed integrity carried out in Spain.

 

  • Participation in the acoustic data collection campaign in the Bimep test area and in the Mutriku wave plant.

 

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

Website: http://wese-project.eu/