The OCEANERA-NET project has been funded for a duration of 4 years starting in December of 2013. In this, the fourth year of the OCEANERA-NET project, work is continuing among the consortium members to build on the efforts of the first three years, including the successful launching of two joint calls for RTDI projects in Marine Renewable Energies (MRE). In addition, several initiatives stemming from the definition of new Joint Activities (WP 3.3) among participating project partners are being carried out and have necessitated the prolongation of the original project duration by three months (the new project closing date is February 20th , 2018).
To summarize the ongoing OCEANERA-NET work, the following list includes project priorities currently under consideration:
• Execution of the project action plan in order to deploy joint activities supporting the development of the MRE sector,
• Laying the framework for continued cooperative action between OCEANERA-NET consortium members and other European stakeholders to continue work beyond the lifespan of the current project.