Our seas and oceans offer a vast renewable energy resource, particularly, but not only, along the Atlantic seaboard. Ocean energy technologies are currently being developed to exploit the potential of tides and waves as well as differences in temperature and salinity.
The development of this emerging sector would not only help us to achieve our renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction targets, but it could fuel economic growth through innovation and create new, high-quality jobs.
The Ocean Energy Forum, supported by the European Commission, gathered developers, experts and public authorities to identify priority actions for developing the ocean energy sector in Europe. The strategic roadmap "Building Ocean Energy for Europe" was delivered to the European Commission in November 2016.
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With many Covid-19 restrictions lifted, millions of Europe’s anglers can finally go fishing again. It’s a popular hobby, bringing billions of euros to Europe’s coastal economies. But there is a catch. Critics say unrestricted fishing threatens vulnerable species and can interfere with other marine sectors. How can they find common ground?
The European Commission has adopted an updated action plan for a sustainable, resilient and competitive blue economy in the EU Atlantic area, covering France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
The European Commission and the European External Action Service have jointly launched a public consultation on the way forward for the European Union’s Arctic policy.