MERiFIC (Marine Energy in Far Peripheral and Island Communities)
The MERiFIC project seeks to advance the adoption of marine energy across the two regions of Cornwall and Finistère and the island communities of le Parc Naturel Marin d’Iroise and the Isles of Scilly. Project partners will work together to identify the specific opportunities and issues faced by peripheral and island communities in exploiting marine renewable energy resources with the aim of developing tool kits and resources for use by other similar communities.
The project will develop and deliver joint activities between the two regions, looking at issues such as
- Marine energy resource assessment/mapping;
- Policy issues and potential barriers to marine energy development;
- Business and commercial opportunities for island/mainland communities;
- Island/mainland interaction on appropriate infrastructure and Community and stakeholder engagement with key groups (e.g. fishing, wave farm developers, and investors).