Institute for Energy Transition
dedicated to Marine Renewable Energies
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France Energies Marines rejoint le programme international WREN
10/06/2020

France Energies Marines joins the international WREN programme

Rapport annuel 2019 IEA-OES
16/03/2020

Global wave and tidal stream energy production surges tenfold over last decade

New dives in the Mediterranean Sea
09/12/2019

New dives in the Mediterranean Sea

Felipe Lucero
04/12/2019

Hosting a Chilean MERIC researcher

3e campagne hivernale de mesures
28/10/2019

Launch of the 3rd winter measurement campaign

R&D>S&T programmes

S&T programmes

The mission of France Energies Marines is to provide the scientific and technological environment necessary to remove barriers to MRE & Offshore Wind. The taking into account of the main offshore renewable energies development issues and their implementation around the objectives of national stakeholders has led to the definition of transversal research programs covering upstream research to pre-competitive research.

The scientific and technical roadmap of France Energies Marines is thus divided into four complementary research programs.

Tools and methods for site characterisation

The objective is to have measurement, characterisation 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.

Technology conception tools for offshore renewable energies applications

The objective is to have methods of characterisation and simulation to optimise the design, operation and maintenance of structures and their components through better control behaviors in the marine environment.

Environmental and socio-economic impacts

This program pursues two objectives: identify the real ecological and socio-economic challenges posed by the installation, operation, maintenance and dismantling phases of MRE projects; develop tools and methodologies to measure, qualify, analyse and predict the environmental and socio-economic impacts of identified ORE technologies.

Array architecture and network integration

This program aims to develop tools and methodologies that optimize the deployment of ORE farms and their integration into the electricity grid from a technical-economic point of view.