Overview of European innovation activities in marine energy technology

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Overview of European innovation activities in marine energy technology
Abstract: 

This report aims at providing an overview of the research capabilities for innovation activities in marine energy within Europe in 2011. The sector features intense product innovation, embodied by development of diverse ocean energy devices, which is dominant in the early stages, when the market is not yet well defined. Overall, the mobilization of financial resources for wave and tidal energy gathers only 10 % of the aggregated (public and private) investment in mature technology (wind technology). The human resources of the sector gather less than 6% of the ones mobilized by young technologies (offshore wind energy technology). Although the intensity of mobilization is relatively low, additional constraints for technology are induced by unexpected variations in policy support for the technology and influence subsequently the future development of the technology. Finally Europe has great potential in the development of the technology if more active policy coordination and synergies are exploited.

Authors
Authors: 
MAGAGNA Davide, CORSATEA Teodora
Publication Year
Publication Year: 
2013
Type

Type:

Appears in Collections
Appears in Collections: 
Institute for Energy and Transport
Science Areas
Keywords
JRC Institutes
IET
Publisher
Publisher: 
Publications Office of the European Union
ISBN
ISBN: 
978-92-79-34690-3 (print); 978-92-79-34689-7 (pdf)
ISSN
ISSN: 
1018-5593 (print); 1831-9424 (online)
URI
URI : 
Other Identifiers
Other Identifiers: 
EUR 26342
OPOCE LD-NA-26342-EN-C (print); LD-NA-26342-EN-N (online)