The SETIS magazine aims at delivering timely information and analysis on the state of play of energy technologies, related research and innovation efforts in support of the implementation of the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET-Plan).The current issue takes a closer look at the development of ocean energy technologies in Europe and worldwide.
It examines the current policy drivers at European and International level, and looks at innovation in the sector. Renowned experts from the wider research and policy community assess the state of the art of ocean energy from various angles: technological, financial and environmental. Routes to market are also explored, including the role of ocean energy in powering islands and remote communities in low-resource areas. International examples provide further insight into the long-term benefits of ocean energy, and on alternative policy approaches for driving its development.
The foreword is provided by Karmenu Vella, the European Commissioner for Environment, Fisheries and Maritime Affairs.
This issue also hosts interviews with:
•Paolo Tacconi (Project Manager at INEA) and Davide Magagna (Scientific Project Officer at JRC).
•Francisco Garcia Lorenzo (Wedge Global Director) and Jean-Christophe Allo (Head of business development for SABELLA).
•Jonathan Hodges (Senior Innovation Engineer at Wave Energy Scotland).
•Tony Lewis (Chief Technology Officer at Ocean Energy).
•Gianmaria Sannino (Climate Modelling and Impacts Laboratory Head at ENEA).
•David Hume (Marine Engineering Consultant) and Tim Ramsey (Program Manager) for US Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office.
In this issue, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) collaborates with the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) to contribute with an interview that discusses the cost-reduction of ocean energy and lessons from Horizon 2020. Additionally, the DG RTD contributes with an article about "Europe: a hub of innovation for ocean energy"