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.
MERiFIC in Athens December 4, 2013
Invited by the French Institute in Athens to attend the workshop “Innover, préserver, partager : vers une collaboration renforcée pour… read more
Underwater sound monitoring at FaBTest, UK November 15, 2013
An update from Joanne Garrett, PhD student at the University of Exeter’s Penryn Campus. Supervisors: Dr Lars Johanning and Dr Matthew… read more
SHF scientific and technical symposium: “Marine Renewable Energy” October 15, 2013
The SHF (French Hydrotechnical Society), under the distinguished patronage of the French Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy (MEDDE),… read more
New report: Cross border laboratory and field test procedures September 20, 2013
A new report has been released on the MERiFIC website today: the best practice report on cross border laboratory and… read more
MERIFIC present at EWTEC 2013 September 16, 2013
MERIFIC had a significant presence at the EWTEC 2013 conference (European Wave and Tidal Energy conference -www.ewtec.org/ewtec2013 ) which took… read more
Future events October 15, 2013
Dates for future MERiFIC events are to be confirmed – watch this space for further details.