OCEAN DEMO

The new Interreg NWE Ocean DEMO project was launched in January 2019. It provides funding to test sites to facilitate access for developers of marine renewable energy technologies to test their products or services in real-life conditions.

 
Ocean DEMO is a €13 million project. Ocean DEMO is expected to stimulate innovation in ocean energy and to develop technologies up to real-life testing of several machines, including free access to the network of test centres in Europe, one of the largest in the world:
  •     EMEC - European Marine Energy Centre, UK – Project leader
  •     DMEC - Dutch Marine Energy Centre, Netherlands
  •     Centrale Nantes / SEM-REV, France
  •     SmartBay - Ireland
In order to boost the market, Ocean DEMO will develop an information system about the potential of ocean energies for investors, and raise awareness among company managers of the political context necessary to develop these technologies. Major project developers will also be able to benefit from test site feedback on the specific challenges of ocean energy.

Ocean Demo is funded by the Interreg North West Europe (NWE) programme, which is part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Ocean DEMO follows on from the success of the FORESEA project, which supported the testing of unique prototypes at sea. FORESEA has helped to prove the potential of Marine Renewable Energies, with 26 technologies deployed.

OCEAN DEMO News

  • OPIN – Ocean DEMO Workshop at OEE2020
    December 2, 2020
    OPIN is organising a workshop at OEE2020 in conjunction with the OceanDEMO project. Both projects have been in operation since 2019, are Interreg NWE funded and have been engaged in providing novel and innovative supports to help the Ocean Energy sector address challenges for development and deployment.
  • Ocean DEMO awards support to 12 developers for 3rd call
    November 4, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to 12 offshore renewable energy developers under its 3rd call. The awards will support developers on their path to commercialisation and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites.
  • OceanDEMO call 3 user workshop
    June 30, 2020
    This webinar will take place on June 30, 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30.
  • Ocean Demo third call to focus on progression towards multi device installations
    June 2, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project opened its 3rd call today. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres.
  • Ocean DEMO call 2 awards support to ten technology developers
    April 2, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to ten offshore renewable energy developers under its 2nd call. The awards will support developers on their path to commercialisation and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites.
  • Ocean DEMO Access: 2nd Call for Applications
    January 2, 2020
    The main objective of Ocean DEMO (Demonstration Programme for Ocean Energy Pilot Farms and Supporting Technologies) is to help North West Europe enterprises working in low carbon technology to accelerate their transition from single prototype to multi-device farms by providing free access to world-leading test centres.
  • Ocean DEMO opens first call to support ocean energy farm installations
    May 14, 2019
    The first Ocean DEMO call for applications is now open. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres. Technology developers can apply for support packages to test multi-device farms or single devices able to scale up to multi-device in the future.
  • Ocean DEMO: €12.8M awarded to demonstrate ocean energy farms
    January 21, 2019
    The new Interreg NWE project Ocean DEMO is officially launched today. It provides funding to developers of marine renewable technologies to test their products or services in real sea environments.
Published on January 16, 2020 Updated on November 12, 2020