ORECCA European Offshore Renewable Energy Roadmap
ORECCA European Offshore Renewable Energy Roadmap was developed by the ORECCA Project in 2011. It aims to accelerate the development of the offshore renewable energy sector in Europe by examining the interactions between resource, finance, technology, infrastructure, environment, regulation and legislation. It is the first pan-technology and pan-European roadmap for offshore renewable energy. The roadmap defines strategic priorities for the development including socio economic aspects and European maritime policy. The project also produced a number of reports targeting different aspects involved in the development of the sector. These reports can be found on the project's website.
ORECCA (Offshore Renewable Energy Conversion Platform Coordination Action) was a collaborative project funded by EU Framework Programme 7 (FP7) in offshore renewable energy sector (offshore wind, wave and tidal) which ran from 2010 to 2012 and brought together 28 partners from Europe, the US and Canada. The consortium was made up of a combination of world class experts from variety of companies, research institutions, consultancies, utilities and project developers.
The project aimed to overcome the knowledge fragmentation which exists in Europe and to encourage research organisations, industry stakeholders and policy makers to provide useful inputs into the development of the offshore renewable energy sector in a sustainable way. The creation of collaborative environment and knowledge sharing framework included two approaches: initial stage pilot testing of technologies and concepts and deployment of large scale offshore renewable energy farms.
The Policy and Innovation group led the development of the ORECCA Roadmap.
The roadmap was taken from: http://www.orecca.eu/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=1e696618-9425-4265-aaff-b15d72100862&groupId=10129