Priority 2

ARCOPOLPLATFORM | TURNKEY | MAREN2

Project

ARCOPOLPLATFORM

Lead Partner

Centro Tecnologico del Mar, Fundación Cetmar (ES)

Partners

Instituto Tecnológico para el Control del Medio Marino de Galicia (ES); Universidade de Vigo (ES); Consejeria de Gobernacion y Justicia (ES); Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territoritorio (ES); Universidad de Cádiz (ES); Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); CIIMAR-Centro Interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha (PT); National Maritime College of Ireland (IE); Public Health England (UK); Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences (UK); Consellería do Medio Rural e do Mar (ES); EIGSI-Ecole d'Ingénieurs en Génie des Systèmes Industrie (FR); Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (FR); Marine Institute (IE)

Budget / ERDF

1,584,989.39 € / 1,030,243.10 €

Summary

ARCOPOLplatform aims to further improve maritime safety in the Atlantic area and reinforce the protection of the coastal regions from maritime pollution through the capitalization and upgrading of ARCOPOL and ARCOPOLplus outcomes. Specifically, ARCOPOLplatform will organise pilot actions addressing local authorities to support the implementation of Local Contingency Plans. Moreover, these plans will be improved by the inclusion of ARCOPOL deliverables (tools and guides on Hazardous and Noxious Substances-HNS) that will be presented at workshops, training activities (blended learning), road-shows and on websites. The singularities of Natural Protected Areas and post-spill environmental monitoring issues will be also considered. Similarly, ARCOPOL spill modelling tools will be upgraded, shared among regions and transferred to competent authorities through tailored training. Furthermore, all activities will contribute to the development of the Atlantic Technological Platform.

Project

TURNKEY

Lead Partner

North Highland College (UK)

Partners

Centro Technologico del Mar-Fundación Cetmar (ES); Instituto Superior Técnico (PT); National University of Ireland (IE); Ecole d'Ingenieurs en Genie des Systèmes Industriels (FR); Fundación Leading Innova (ES); Energy North (UK)

Budget / ERDF

2,084,876.71 € / 1,355,169.75 €

Summary

Turnkey will exploit the renewable energy potential of the marine and coastal environment in a sustainable manner whilst ensuring economic vitality, community well-being and environmental integrity, delivering: market driven incentives to enable innovation and investment with long term feed in tariffs as a standard approach; provide outlook and planning for Infrastructure; support the creation of simplified licensing of marine renewable energy; clear standardized procedures in all EU waters; pooling of resources and a transnational network of knowledge.

Project

MAREN2

Lead Partner

Cardiff University (UK)

Partners

National University of Ireland, Galway Department of Civil Engineering (IE); Institut Français pour la Recherche et l'Exploitation de la Mer-IFREMER (FR); Universidad de Cantabria, Fundación Instituto de Hidraulica Ambiental ed Cantabria (ES); Instituto Superior Técnico (PT)

Budget / ERDF

1,052,952.25 € / 684,418.96 €

Summary

The project addresses barriers to accelerating the production of marine renewables: cost; threats to natural heritage and fisheries; balancing use of marine space with other interests. MAREN 2 reduces costs through multi-purpose platform design, multiple uses of facilities and increased stakeholder involvement to influence design to minimise negative impacts and speed up real scale implementation through good communication and fewer public objections to plans. They will work out the best way of producing maximum energy in the smallest space. Either to combine several applications on one platform, or to share common services, infrastructure and logistics between several single applications. The results will be used to improve platform design to maximise the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of energy output whilst minimising collateral environmental damage and to support the social sustainability of coastal communities.

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