Hydro-Environmental Modelling of Multi-Purpose Marine Renewable Energy Platform (MAREN 2)

Duration: 01.01.2014 - 30.06.2016 (18 months)

Coordination: Cardiff University

Partners: NUIGalway; IFREMER; Universidad de Cantabria; Instituto Superior Técnico

Funding Entity: Atlantic Area Transnational Programme

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The project addresses barriers to accelerating the production of marine renewables: cost; threats to natural heritage and fisheries; balancing use of marine space with other interests. MAREN 2 reduces costs through multi-purpose platform design, multiple uses of facilities and increased stakeholder involvement to influence design to minimise negative impacts and speed up real scale implementation through good communication and public objections to plans.

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