Two day Event | Smart specialisation for marine renewable energy

9th May In-person| Atlantic Strategy - Pillars III & IV National Events - Santander, Spain| 12:30 - 17:30 CET

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10th May Hybrid| EU Brokerage Session - Santander, Spain| 09:00 - 12:30 CET

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Both events will be in English.

9th May | National Events organised by Pillar III: Marine renewable energy and Pillar IV: Healthy ocean and resilient coasts of the Atlantic Action Plan

This in-person event will focus on discussing the EU perspective on the Sustainable Blue Economy and EU Maritime Energy Strategy. The Event will be a joint event between Pillar III and Pillar IV in order to understand the objectives of the Atlantic Action Plan and to better address the issues that MRE (Marine Renewable Energy) currently has when delivering sustainability and improving ocean health (EIA, etc). Moreover, a brainstorming session for potential project ideas on the subject of “The Future we want for Marine Renewable Energies in the Atlantic Area” will take place.

Agenda: click here

Note: This event will be exclusively in-person. 

Below the presentations used during the workshop: 

  • Atlantic Action Plan - HERE
  • Pillar III - HERE
  • Pillar IV - HERE
  • EU Perspective on the Sustainable Blue Economy and EU Maritime Energy Strategy - HERE
  • How marine energy test centres can drive the sector in the Atlantic Area - HERE


10th May | EU Brokerage Session Organised by DG MARE and the Atlantic Assistance Mechanism

The EU is a global leader in both mature technologies of offshore wind and emerging technologies of floating wind and ocean energy. Marine renewable energy will be an essential pillar of the EU blue economy, energy security and sustainable energy transition. S3 are a useful tool to support transition towards a sustainable blue economy by creating the necessary innovation ecosystems in Member States and Regions while promoting investments that boost the competitiveness of blue economy sectors.

DG MARE, in cooperation with the Atlantic sea basin strategy and its assistance mechanism, organises a dedicated brokerage session to inform stakeholders and promote the potentialities of S3 interregional partnerships, in particular in the framework of the I3 instrument and the currently open calls, specifically focusing offshore renewable energy (offshore wind and ocean energy).

Agenda: click here

Requisite for Day 2: EU SURVEY on Interregional Partnerships on Marine Renewable Energies

Find the survey here. - Deadline for replying to the SURVEY: 1st May 2022
Find the recording of the session HERE
Below the presentations used during the workshop: 
  • Best practices and lessons learnt from the 2014-2020 S3 Interregional partnerships - HERE
  • Presentation of an abstract example of how an interregional partnership on MRE could look like - HERE
  • Brainstorming survey results - HERE
  • Mind map created during the brainstorming session - HERE




Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Cantabria, C. Isabel Torres, 15, 39011 Santander, Cantabria | 1st day in-person event and 2nd day hybrid
09/05/2022 - 10/05/2022