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Ocean energy: Growing in harmony with marine life

Ocean energy helps to protect oceans by fighting against climate change, but its development must not disturb marine wildlife. A growing body of evidence shows that ocean energy has low environmental impact and can even have a positive impact on marine flora and fauna. This session will present the latest research on environmental impacts and discuss the wider ecological importance of ocean energy.

 

Chair: Felix Leinemann
Head of Unit | European Commission

Size matters? Lessons from scaling up

Moving from a sub-scale to full-scale device is more complex than simply increasing the size; the physical and technical implications need to be carefully considered and assessed. In this session, you will hear concrete examples of lessons learned from scaling up ocean energy devices.

 

Chair: Fiona Buckley
Senior Expert and Project Manager | ENGIE