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12/12/2018

France Energies Marines joins the international programme called Annex IV

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10/12/2018

Innovative work and promising results

APPEAL - Mediterranean campaigns
04/12/2018

Two campaigns in Occitania to study in an integrated way the impact of floating wind farms

Example of colonization by benthic species of a sumarine cable - BREBENT Project, FEM-IFREMER
14/08/2018

To study in an integrated way the impact of floating wind farms.

MISTRAL sea test site: Informational meeting
17/09/2018

Informational meeting at Port-Saint-Louis-du-Rhône city on September 14th.

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Projects in progress: ARCWIND, CARAVELE, DIME, GEOSISMEM, HYD2M, PHYSIC, THYMOTE

Tools and methods for site characterization

The objective is to have measurement, characterization and simulation methods to provide an accurate description of the physical environment (wind, wave, current, temperature) and the seabed of sites suitable for the installation of MRE farms.

The main challenge is to acquire a better understanding and mastering of the marine environment in order to better select the areas where the farms are to be located, to optimize the overall performance of the machines by improving understanding of interactions between MRE technologies and the marine environment, but also by providing reliable information for a better consideration of environmental impacts.

Meteocean

  • Spatialization of observations
  • Measurement and modeling of extreme events
  • Characterization of the high frequency dynamics of resources
  • Improved wind-wave-current coupling

Marine geology and geophysics

  • Characterization of sediment dynamics
  • Ground characterization through geophysic
  • Seismic risk prevention / slope stability, human activities