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Map of the week – Ocean energy project locations

Our seas and oceans offer vast renewable energy resources which can play a key role in social and economic development, as well as in climate change mitigation.

Ocean energy refers to the energy carried by ocean waves, tides, salinity and temperature differences. The movement of water in the world's oceans creates a vast store of kinetic energy, or energy in motion. This energy can be harnessed to generate electricity to power homes, transport and industries.

More and more technologies are currently being developed to exploit the potential of tides and waves as well as differences in temperature and salinity. Ocean energy is a rising sector in line with Europe’s renewable energy ambition. As stated this week by Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, at least 32% of European energy will come from renewable energy sources by 2030, which include ocean energy.

Our Map of the week feature many ocean energy projects throughout Europe. Click on each icon in shape of wave to learn more about them. 


The data displayed in this map has been provided by EMODnet:

10th EMODnet Steering Committee meeting

The next EMODnet Steering Committee meeting will take place from 19/11/2018 at 14:00 till 20/11/2018 at 17:30 in Brussels. The EMODnet Steering Committee meets twice a year to revise progress and set the priorities for future developments. 

19 Nov 2018 to 20 Nov 2018
Brussels, Belgium

EOOS Conference 2018 | Evolving the European Ocean Observing System - Connecting communities for end-to-end solutions

The first EOOS Conference will take place in Brussels on 21-23 November 2018.
21 Nov 2018 to 23 Nov 2018
The Egg, 175 Bara Street, 1070 Brussel