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.
Procurement guide released! March 26, 2013
The MERiFIC Procurement code of practice has been published. The guide gives an overview of the sector to date and [...]
MARINET – 3rd Call for Applications The MARINET network is pleased to announce the opening of the third call offering [...]
Biodiversity and environmental impact assessment February 12, 2013
The Parc naturel marin d’Iroise (PNMI) has been leading biodiversity assessment work, focusing on areas with lower environmental protection. Two [...]
Testing mooring ropes February 11, 2013
To quantify the operational and long-term performance of nylon mooring lines for Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) devices, quasi-static and dynamic [...]
Policy issues update February 11, 2013
Work Package Four of MERiFIC looks at the policy and regulatory framework for marine renewable energy, with a view to [...]
EVENT INVITATION: Supporting Marine Renewable Energy Supply Chain Development. At Green Cornwall Show, Heartlands, Pool, Cornwall. On Thursday June 27th, [...]
The All-Energy Exhibition & Conference is the UK’s largest renewable energy event. It will take place in ‘Europe’s Energy City’, [...]
Thetis MRE, 10th-11th April March 8, 2013
MERiFIC will participate in the Thetis MRE (International Convention Marine Renewable Energy), 10th and 11th April in Brest, Finistére. Thetis [...]
Is competition the only option for the MRE supply chain in Brittany and Cornwall? Business opportunities in Cornwall and Finistère [...]
RenewableUK Wave & Tidal 2013 conference February 28, 2013
MERiFIC and Cornwall Council were represented at the RenewableUK Wave & Tidal 2013, held at the Queen Elizabeth II conference [...]