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Spotlight on Ocean Energy

Date: June 04, 2024 at 19:02 GMT

38679-spotligth.png The selection of 20 representative projects exemplifies the diverse range of ocean energy resources and technologies, including tidal and current energy, wave energy, salinity gradient energy, and ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC). Each project has been chosen to illuminate the innovative advancements driving the growth of this promising sector.

Behind these projects stands dedicated teams whose unwavering commitment has driven continuous advancements in the field. Year after year, these teams have achieved significant milestones, progressing to higher Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs), succeeding in extended operational periods, and demonstrating increased reliability. Through robust partnerships, these projects have seen substantial improvements in device technology and have gathered invaluable experience, moving ever closer to commercialization. By rigorously de-risking their technologies through extensive and intensive testing in marine environments, these developers are paving the way for the next generation of sustainable energy solutions.

The 10 key policy initiatives were selected to illustrate the commitment of governments worldwide. These initiatives, developed in collaboration with industry and academic leaders, ensures that the sector progresses towards sustainability goals with robust regulatory support and innovative policy frameworks

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