Our Project has Three Key Goals:
To demonstrate that wave technology is on a cost reduction trajectory, thus stimulating larger commercial array scale up and further industrialisation, through de-risking larger scale investments. This will therefore help meet the 1GW target set out in the 2030 DG-ENER Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy and the 2050 EU renewable energy targets.
To boost the development of the wave energy industry worldwide, by creating awareness of the potential of wave energy amongst policy makers, industry, potential investors and the public, thus directly impacting policy, public perception and investor confidence in wave energy.
To disseminate results and outcomes which enable the capitalisation and exploitation of the results through new innovations, products and services, as well as feeding both environmental databases and worldwide technical standards.
“We believe that WEDUSEA will be transformational for the wave energy industry. WEDUSEA will demonstrate that wave technology is on a cost reduction trajectory and will thus be a stepping stone to larger commercial array scale up and further industrialisation. We predict that the natural energy of the world’s oceans will one day supply much of the grid.”
Prof Tony Lewis, OceanEnergy
“We are expecting WEDUSEA to take wave energy beyond the state of the art and that it will contribute to the deployment of arrays of reliable wave energy devices to achieve the 1GW target for 2030 as presented in our Offshore Renewable Energy Strategy. The current energy crisis shows that the use of multiple energy sources is important to improve the security of supply and a breakthrough in ocean energy would be welcome.”
Matthius Soede, The European Commission
“WEDUSEA is set to be a major catalyst for the wave energy industry, unlocking the full potential of this exciting renewable technology. WEDUSEA builds on the partners’ experience in prior EU projects. In particular, it draws on the findings of the Components for Ocean Renewable Energy Systems (CORES) project, funded by the EU under the 7th Framework Programme, in which new components and systems for ocean energy devices were developed and trialled. We are expecting WEDUSEA will make a significant contribution to meeting the challenges of climate change and the energy crisis”
Prof Lars Johanning, University of Exeter