International Meeting on Marine Renewable Energy, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain)
The International meeting on Marine Renewable Energy was organized by the Port Authority of Las Palmas and the Government of Canary Islands, within the framework of the Mid-Atlantic Ship Repair and Supply Summit. The aim of this event was to support Regional Governments in implementing sustainable energy policies, where SOCLIMPACT project partner ITC (Technological Institute of the Canary Islands) presented the current work and achievements.
One of the main concerns related to capital-intensive marine energy systems is ensuring an economic payback beyond their amortization periods. This issue has been addressed in the context of the increasing risk of extreme climatic events. SOCLIMPACT seeks to define strategies to adapt marine renewable energy sources to extreme weather events and minimize the negative impacts of Climate Changes in EU islands (Cyprus, Malta, Baltic islands (Übersetzun, Fehmarn, Rügen, Usedom), Balearic, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Crete, Azores, Madeira, Canary, Martinique, Guadalupe).
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