Sharing engineering know how, policy and good practice
Identifying marine energy hotspots, prioritising island communities
Investigating the needs for energy generation and distribution
Encouraging business opportunities
Engaging with communities, helping them to see the need for renewable energy
The maritime regions of Cornwall and Finistère are in a great position to benefit from the expected growth in marine renewable energy. Their peninsula nature and exposure to the Atlantic Ocean provides significant wave, wind and tidal resources.
Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Finistère with the Parc Naturel Marin d’Iroise have identified marine energy as a key priority for development, with anticipated economic, social and environmental benefits.
MERiFIC (Marine Energy in Far Peripheral and Island Communities) reflects this aspiration for a highly innovative green economy.
Marine Renewable Energy and Cetaceans April 14, 2014
A key theme of MERiFIC Work Package 3′s focus on the environment is to transfer knowledge on best practice for… read more
The latest exciting developments taking place in the marine renewable energy sector in both Cornwall and Finistère were top of… read more
Assessing seabed communities at FaBTest, UK March 14, 2014
Seabed communities play an important role in the functioning of marine ecosystems and can be greatly affected by the introduction… read more
Seals and MERiFIC February 25, 2014
MERiFIC funding has enabled the continued surveying and monitoring of grey seals in Cornwall and the Isles of the Scilly,… read more
Structural simulation of the MRE sector January 23, 2014
Newly-published research by University of Exeter funded by MERiFIC provides a model for MRE product development which can be used… read more
MERiFIC Final Event, 23 – 24 June 2014 April 8, 2014
The closing event and the culmination of the MERiFIC project will take place in Brussels during European Sustainable Energy Week… read more