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EU marine test cash tap flows

Fourth call for Foresea funding open until 29 June 2018

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The fourth call for proposals under the European Union-backed Foresea (Funding Ocean Energy through Strategic European Action) programme has opened today.

Foresea is an €11m project which helps to bring offshore renewable energy technologies to market by offering free access to a network of four European test centres: EMEC in the UK, the Netherlands’ DMEC, Sem-Rev in France and SmartBay in Ireland.

The fourth Foresea call for proposals is open until 29 June next year.

EMEC EU programme manager Nicolas Wallet said: “With this call, we want to provide a bridge to the renewable energy market for technology developers from other sectors.

“The market for offshore renewables such as wave, tidal and offshore wind is developing rapidly, while at the same time other offshore sectors such as oil and gas have hit a rough patch.”

Image: Fall of Warness test site (EMEC)

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