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Funding programme and call:

FInterreg Atlantic Area / Call 2 - 2018 /
Priority Axis 2. Fostering resource
efficiency. Specific Objective 2.1.
Fostering renewable energies and energy
efficiency

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
2,470,368.92 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
439,123.44€

Total funding:
1,852,776.69€

Funding for PLOCAN:
329,342.58 €

Coordinator:
EMEC (UK)

Partners:
EMEC (UK) - SEENEOH (FR) - BiMEP
(ES) - PLOCAN (ES) - WAVEC (PT) - SBI
(IE) - ECN (FR). Associated partners: EVE
(ES) - CMC (ES) - in2sea (PT) - RNA (FR)
- HIE (UK) - ARPLTI (FR)

Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked

This project will help Atlantic Arc companies test the next generation of Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) technology in real sea environments and prove power can be economically generated from the ocean. Blue-GIFT will result in a minimum of 8 MRE floating wind, wave or tidal pre- commercial demonstrations, over 24,000hrs of operation, work with over 20 SME's, sustaining 30+ jobs and helping to secure €15M investment into MRE companies.

Funding programme and call:
ERANet-LAC 3rd Multi-Thematic Joint Call 2017/2018 involving Research
Infrastructures / Topic:
Energy #1:Ocean energy: Development of Technologies for the ecological Energy Valorization
of Marine Resources within existing Large Research Infrastructures

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
498,283.00 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
91,500.00€

Total funding:
441,558.00 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
43,500.00 €

Coordinator:
International Center for Numerical
Methods in Engineering (ES)

Partners:
CIMNE (ES) - FRAUNHOFER (DE) -
UNAM (MX) - PLOCAN (ES) - PUCMM
(DO) - UAB (ES)

Transnational cooperation for development of a solution for saving energy and water in small near coast facilities using simple devices harnessing the ocean energy

COOSW is a transnational cooperation for the development of a solution for saving energy and water in small near coast facilities using simple devices harnessing ocean energy. As a solution we propose the use of devices that use seawater temperature and waves for desalination and refrigeration. The proposed solution, named COOSW solution, combines the use of three technologies. The use of the COOSW solution will allow to reduce the impact that the deployment of global supply facilities has on landscape and biodiversity, and reduce the risk for climate events that are less vulnerable due to their less spatial extension increasing the autonom  of small facilities. The final solution uses: (i) WEC (Wave Energy Converters) to gain energy from waves that is used for pumping colder seawater from deeper layers, (ii) this cold water from the sea for refrigeration with SWAC (Seawater Air Conditioning) technology and; (iii) the temperature gradient between the colder pumped water and the warm water produced by SWAC for desalination using COOL STEAM technology, a low¬ temperature thermal desalination method that needs temperature gradient for its implementation. The proof of concept of the COOSW solution will be installed in the PLOCAN facilities on the island of Gran Canaria (Spain), and in the Puerto Plata facilities in Dominican Republic. Another possibility that will be explored in the project is the use of WEC technologies to provide energy for deaireation and pumping warmer shallow waters in the process of seawater evaporation of COOL STEAM, using a floating pipeline collector facility arranged on the sea surface. The creation of a new technology using seawater energy (heat, waves) should reduce energy consumption for refrigeration or desalination which implies a decrease of energy production requirement and, therefore, reduction of greenhouse gases emissions. So, this energy saving implies water saving and lower environmental impact.

Funding programme and call:
H2020-LC-SC3-2018-2019-2020 /
Topic: LC-SC3-RES-11-2018: Developing
solutions to reduce the cost and increase
performance of renewable technologies /
Deadline Id: H2020-LC-SC3-2018-RES-
TwoStages

Start date:
01/04/2019

End date:
31/03/2022

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
4,944,957.50 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
321,636.25 €

Total funding:
4,944,957.50 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
321,636.25 €

Coordinator:
PLOCAN (ES)

Partners:
PLOCAN (ES) - UNEXE (UK) - UEDIN
(UK) - AIMPLAS (ES) - RWTH AACHEN
(DE) - MARIN (NL) - TECHNOLOGY FOM
IDEAS (IE) - ESTEYCO (ES) - INNOSEA
(FR) - INEA DOO (SI) - TRANSMISSION
EXCELLENCE (UK) - HYDRO BOND
(UK) - FULGOR (GR) - ADRIA WINCH
(CR) - FUTURE FIBRES (ES) - COBRA
(ES) - BV (FR)

nnovative, low cost, low weight and safe floating wind technology optimized for deep water wind sites

Many elements of an offshore wind farm become more expensive as depth
increases: mooring, anchoring and dynamic cables are the most obvious.

However, deep water areas also pose additional challenges for installation and O&M strategies. FLOTANT project aims to develop an innovative and integrated Floating Offshore Wind solution, optimized for deep waters (100-600m) and to sustain a 10+MW wind turbine generator, composed by: a mooring and anchoring system using high performance polymers and based on Active Heave Compensation to minimise excursions, a hybrid concrete- plastic floater and a power export system with long self-life and low-weight dynamic cables. The project includes enhanced O&M strategies, sensoring, monitoring and the evaluation of the techno- economic, environmental, social and socio- economic impacts.

The prototypes of the novel mooring, anchoring and dynamic cable components, and a scaled model of the hybrid offshore wind floating platform will be tested and validated within the scope of the project. Three relevant environments have been selected to perform the tests: MARIN basin for global performance under controlled conditions; the Dynamic Marine Component Test facility (DMaC-UNEXE) for large scale prototypes tests; and PLOCAN Marine Test Site, for the characterisation of novel materials under real seawater conditions.

An expected 60% reduction in CAPEX and 55% in the OPEX by 2030 will be motivated by FLOTANT novel developments including additional sectorial reductions due to external technology improvements. Overall FLOTANT solution, will allow an optimisation of LCOE reaching values in the range of 85-95 €/MWh by 2030.

Funding programme and call:
Interreg Atlantic Area / Call 2 - 2018 /
Priority Axis 4: Enhancing biodiverstiy and
the natural and cultural assets. Specific
Objective 4.1. Improving the protection of
biodiversity and enhancing ecosytems'
services

Duration:
36 months

Total budget:
2,800,403.92 €

Budget for PLOCAN:
324,900.00 €

Total funding:
2,100,302.94 €

Funding for PLOCAN:
243,675.00 €

Coordinator:
University College Cork (IE)

Partners:
UCC (IE) - MS (UK) - CEFAS (UK) -
SHOM (FR) - QO (FR) - UPC (ES) -
PLOCAN (ES) - UALG (PT) - IH (PT).
Associated partners: DHPLG (IE) - DRAM
(PT) - UPV (ES) - DGSCM-MAPAMA (ES)
- IEO (ES)

Joint Framework for Ocean Noise in the Atlantic Seas

JONAS addresses threats to biodiversity from underwater noise pollution on sensitive species in the NE Atlantic by streamlining ocean noise monitoring and risk management on a transnational basis. AA states need a consistent way to resolve this common transboundary challenge. Jonas will develop and pilot a noise-monitoring platform, harmonize technical approaches to MSFD and MSP requirements, and promote the adoption of quieter operational practices among users of the NE Atlantic marine space.

Subcategories

Plocan Descargas

Data Portal

Glider Missions

Real Time ESTOC

Glider School

PLOCAN Dissemination

Atlantic Ocean Research