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.
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
New report: collaboration opportunities in MRE policy & technology January 20, 2014
The potential for collaboration in Marine Renewable Energy development between Brittany, Cornwall and SW UK is a major driver for… read more
MERiFIC at Syndicat des Energies Renouvelables, Paris December 23, 2013
Invited by the French Renewable Energies Syndicate (SER) based in Paris, Jérémie Bazin (Technopôle Brest-Iroise) gave a presentation of the… read more
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
MERiFIC conference, 2 April, Brest February 24, 2014
You are cordially invited to the MERiFIC conference on collaboration in marine renewable energy between Finistère and Cornwall. MERiFIC… read more
Save the date! MERiFIC’s final event: 23 – 24 June 2014 February 5, 2014
The closing event and the culmination of the MERiFIC project will take place in Brussels during European Sustainable Energy Week… read more