The OceanSET project will provide support during the Discovery Phase of the ocean energy SET Plan IP, building a strong foundation for the development of the SET Plan IP during subsequent phases. Focusing on wave and tidal technologies, the key purpose of the Discovery Phase is to obtain a solid understanding of the current activities across Europe, with the overall objective of determining how the sector will evolve.
The development of a collaborative information sharing process across the Member States and Regions is at the core of the OceanSET project. An annual process is proposed, comprising four key stages: mapping, analysis, monitoring and review.
Information from this discovery process will be shared with the Implementation Working Group on an annual basis. Feedback from this group will be implemented in the following year’s review. Overall, a core focus of the OceanSET project is the completion of a total of three annual discovery exercises, with the objective of building up a detailed picture of the status of the ocean energy sector and its progress over the three years of the OceanSET project.