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21 January 2015 Authorities, Business & Finance

Following the recent vote at the European Parliament that calls for a macro-regional strategy for the North Sea, the European Commission is organising a Workshop on “Regional cooperation on energy and maritime spatial planning in the North Sea” that will be held in Edinburgh (UK) on 29th January. This event aims to bring together stakeholders […]

20 January 2015

A fund aimed at boosting relations between offshore wind and commercial fishing activities has distributed GBP 130,000 to fishermen. Seven UK commercial fishing projects were awarded cash by a not-for-profit company West of Morecambe Fisheries, a body set up by Dong, Scottish Power Renewables, SSE and Vattenfall, to improve fishermen safety and to help them find […]

9 January 2015 R&D

The North Sea Region has the potential to act as an engine for growth in Europe, add value to the European Union and contribute to the objectives of the EU2020 strategy. Whereas the EU has developed regional strategies for the Baltic and Adriatic Sea areas and has begun developing strategies for the Atlantic and Arctic […]

8 January 2015

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will hold the 3rd Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) from 9th till 11th November 2015 in Singapore. This is the first time this business event, dedicated to “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, will be organized in Asia. It is being developed in collaboration with stakeholders in Singapore, Hong Kong and responsible business leadership […]

22 December 2014 Business & Finance

Over the next four years, Statkraft is planning green investments both in Norway and abroad. A proposal by the Norwegian Government to bolster Statkraft SF’s equity by NOK 5 billion (around EUR 552 million) was adopted by the Norwegian Parliament on December 11, 2014. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries will also reduce its overall […]

19 December 2014 Authorities, R&D

Two new publications in the series “Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science” are released this week providing new spatial data adding to the evidence base for the development of marine planning in Scottish waters. The first, published today by scientists from the Marine Planning and Environmental Advice Programme at MSS presents new maps of sensitive areas […]

30 October 2014 R&D, Technology

ORPC has concluded its successful OCGen® Module Mooring Project at its federally licensed Cobscook Bay, Maine project site. This first-of-its-kind project, funded partially by the U.S. Dept. of Energy and Maine Technology Institute, proved the stability of the prototype OCGen® device in reversing tidal currents and confirmed the loading and performance of its tensioned mooring […]

24 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D

The States of Guernsey have prepared draft secondary legislation (an Ordinance) for public consultation under the Renewable Energy (Guernsey) Law 2010. The aim of the Ordinance is to enable effective development of offshore renewables (such as offshore wind, tidal and wave energy) in Guernsey at the appropriate time and to provide robust environmental protection while still […]

17 October 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

At Sea Tech Week in Brest yesterday, an agreement between the Brittany Region and DCNS was signed by the Brittany Regional Council President Pierrick Massiot and DCNS Director for Marine Energy Frédéric Le Lidec. The purpose of this agreement is to speed up development of the floating offshore wind turbine plant in Brittany and to […]

15 October 2014 Environment

Activists from the Greenpeace's ship Rainbow Warrior have peacefully occupied the ‘Prezioso’ offshore oil rig in the Sicilian Channel, operated by the Italian oil company ENI. The activists unfurled a 120 meter square banner yesterday, depicting the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi with a satirical message promising more offshore drilling for Italy and Greenpeace’s demand STOP FOSSIL, […]

16 September 2014 Business & Finance

Laurent BEAUVAIS (President of the Basse-Normandie Region and of West Normandy Marine Energy, WNME), Jean-François Le GRAND (President of the Manche General Council) and Benoît ARRIVE (President of the Urban Community of Cherbourg), will attend the conference organized by Ocean Energy Europe to be held in Paris on October 1st and 2nd, 2014. This annual […]

11 September 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

With the support of new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) will expand its technological research and environmental monitoring efforts, and add a new partner – the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The center was previously a partnership of Oregon State University and the University of Washington, […]

8 September 2014 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

Deepwater Wind has received the final federal approval needed to build the Block Island Wind Farm – a project that remains on-track to be the first U.S. offshore wind farm. The project’s lead federal permitting agency, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACORE), has granted its approval of the Block Island Wind Farm. With ACORE’s permit, the […]

22 August 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

European Commission, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (Directorate C – Atlantic, Outermost Regions and Arctic), is seeking contractors for maritime consultancy and business services. The Commission will award four contracts, which amount from EUR 750,000 to EUR 4,350,000.  Contracts and their scopes are as follows: 1. Supporting services to the Ocean Energy Forum MARE/2014/12. An Ocean Energy […]

19 August 2014 Authorities, R&D, Training & Education

Officials from the Government of Bermuda, Dr. the Hon. E. Grant Gibbons J.P., M.P., Minister of Education and Economic Development and the Hon. Jeanne Atherden, JP, MP, Minister for Health, Seniors and the Environment, recently received the final report from the University of California (Santa Barbara) (UCSB) entitled "Offshore Wind Energy in the Context of Multiple […]

5 August 2014 Authorities

Experts advising the Isle of Man Government on offshore wind energy development have described how developers in the UK and overseas take measures to protect the marine environment. The Government is seeking bids from developers wishing to generate wind and tidal energy for export. A tender process is under way. The move, outlined in the […]

1 August 2014 Environment

Marine Scotland Science has published findings of a study looking at the behaviour of homeward migrating salmon in the ICES Journal of Marine Science. The study is part of a research programme, funded by the Scottish Government, which aims to identify and minimise any disruptions to wildlife as the marine renewable energy industry develops.Using coastal […]

20 June 2014 Environment

Marine Scotland have partnered with HiDef Aerial Surveying to develop a sound aerial survey strategy for Scottish waters, to meet requirements for the sustainable development of offshore marine renewables and a network of Marine Protected Areas. HiDef will install their patented digital video technology into Marine Scotland fisheries aircraft, up to 10 large scale surveys […]

18 June 2014 Authorities

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank joined Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick to announce more than 742,000 acres offshore Massachusetts will be available for commercial wind energy leasing. The proposed area is the largest in federal waters and will nearly double the federal offshore acreage […]

17 June 2014 Wind Farm Update

First Flight Wind has scaled back its offshore wind project in Northern Ireland, due to concerns related to shipping and commercial fisheries.  First Flight Wind, a consortium comprising B9 Energy, DONG Energy and Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES), initially planned to develop a 600MW offshore wind farm in the waters off the coast of County Down, Northern Ireland. […]

17 June 2014 Authorities

Scotland’s island communities will have greater control over their local economies, natural environment and be represented at the heart of government in an independent Scotland, First Minister Alex Salmond said. ‪ Launching the island prospectus, Empowering Scotland’s Island Communities, in Kirkwall, the First Minister outlined the most comprehensive package of powers for the island communities […]

13 May 2014 Authorities, Business & Finance

The EU has presented an action plan to help make better, responsible use of Europe's ocean resources. With two thirds of the planet covered by water, the sea's resources can help to meet food, medicine and energy needs. The “blue economy” could also contribute to sustainable growth. The Commission identifies a number of hurdles to […]

12 May 2014 Environment

The Newport Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation will hold its monthly meeting this week at the Newport Visual Arts Center on the Nye Beach Turnaround. Kaety Hildenbrand, extension marine fisheries educator from the Oregon State University’s (OSU) Sea Grant program, will deliver a speech during the meeting, taking place on Thursday at 6:30 p.m., according […]

7 May 2014 Authorities, Wind Farm Update

James Wright, a planner at Fife Council’s Department for Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services, has recommended that the North East Fife councillors support the Inch Cape offshore wind farm. Furthermore, in a report to Fife Council’s North East Planning Committee, Mr. Wright has also identified areas that require additional assessment, including ecology and archaeology. He […]

17 April 2014 Environment

First Flight Wind has released results of the survey of public views on offshore wind turbines. Recently, they completed a second round of public consultation, during which they held a variety of community consultation events and used them to administer a questionnaire surveying the views of the public. The purpose of the second round of […]

17 April 2014 Environment

SMRU Marine, along with Fugro EMU, the National Physics Laboratory (NPL) and the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), formed the team which were commissioned to conduct a comprehensive post consent monitoring review of 19 offshore wind farms. The review was commissioned and published by Cefas (the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture) and the Marine […]