The OCEANERA-NET project aims to create a framework for coordinating programmes by countries and regions in Europe's Atlantic Arc for funding research and development of ocean technology (wave, current, salinity and thermal gradient energy, but not offshore wind power).
The first OCEANERA-NET call opens on 23 October 2014. In this first call, transnational projects must include at least 2 partners from 2 member states. The countries and regions taking part are: France, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Spain, the Basque Country and Asturias.
The application procedure will follow a two-step process, consisting of a pre-proposal and a full proposal. All documents relating to the call must be submitted in English. All forms to be completed are available on the project website.
The theme areas of the first call are as follows:
- Develop standardized approaches/methods/ tools to marine energy site characterisation and array planning.
- Modelling and design of components, sub-systems and devices for ocean energy technologies, taking into account manufacturing, operation and maintenance procedures.
- Development and test of critical components for delivering realiable, sustainable and high-performance ocean energy generation.
- Demonstration and validation of technological developments in real sea environments.
- Design and development of tools and solutions for the technological advancement and optimization of both devices and components
The working calendar is as follows:
||23 October 2014
|DEADLINE FOR PRE-PROPOSALS
||18 December 2014
|INVITATION FOR FULL PROPOSALS
||4 February 2015
|DEADLINE FOR FULL PROPOSALS
||1 April 2015
|INTERNATIONAL EVALUATION PANEL
||30 June 2015
|FINAL ERANET FUNDING DECISION
|START OF PROJECT
||1 October 2015