EU ORECCA: Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action

Project Details


The goals of the ORECCA project (Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action) are to create a framework for knowledge sharing and to develop a roadmap for research activities in the context of offshore renewable energy that are a relatively new and challenging field of interest. In particular, the project will stimulate collaboration in research activities leading towards innovative, cost efficient and environmentally benign offshore renewable energy conversion platforms for wind, wave and other ocean energy resources, for their combined use as well as for the complementary use such as aquaculture e.g. biomass and fishes and monitoring of the sea environment e.g. marine mammals, fish and bird life. The objectives of the ORECCA project are to:
1. improve the information exchange and promotion of specific research cooperation in this field between academia and industry, public and private actors;
2. create an efficient and focused framework for knowledge sharing;
3. involve and stimulate all the relevant stakeholder groups in Europe to define the framework for future exploitation of renewable energy sources in the offshore;
4. develop roadmap studies for the research, deployment and regulatory activities in the field of offshore renewable energy.
Effective start/end date01/03/201031/08/2011