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France Energies Marines (FEM)

French name: France Energies Marines

525 Avenue Alexis de Rochon
29280 Plouzané

Tel.: +33 0(2) 98 49 98 69
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A multidisciplinary team of 46 employees, four R&D themes, a model of public-private collaboration shared with seven other institutes for energy transition and eight technological research institutes: this is France Energies Marines summarised in a few figures. These figures outline the contours of an institute that is particularly well-equipped to support R&D in the offshore renewable energies sector, a key component of France’s future energy mix and of Europe’s action to build a low-carbon world.

The mission of France Energies Marines is to define, set-up and apply the scientific and technical environment required to overcome the obstacles facing the offshore renewable energies sector. This mission is divided into three main areas:
- Stimulating the competitiveness of the sector;
- Enhancing the attractiveness of the territories;
- Accompanying regional and national authorities.

The Institute’s activities are mainly oriented towards collaborative R&D, including the carrying out of research work, but also the setting up, coordination and scientific leading of projects. Four cross-disciplinary and complementary research programmes have been defined: site characterisation, design and monitoring of ORE systems, environmental integration and farm optimisation. To ensure the sustainability of its development model, France Energies Marines has developed its service offer based on a detailed market analysis as well as the know-how and resources resulting mainly from R&D programmes. It is structured around four main areas: software engineering and development, studies and audits, instruments and performance, and representation and coordination. The Institute is also heavily involved in several cross-disciplinary activities whose aim is always to support the development of offshore renewable energies.

Faced with an intrinsically dynamic sector, France Energies Marines has always been able to bring together some thirty entities from the public and private sectors, with a constant desire to open up to new members. Since its creation, it has been anchored in the ecosystem by the French sea competitiveness clusters. The national dimension, which is original for an institute for energy transition, is measured by the presence of regional authorities on the metropolitan and overseas coasts. Academic structures, research establishments or institutions provide excellence and high standards in marine research. As for the complementary links in the ORE value chain, they include energy specialists, developers, industrial assemblers, equipment manufacturers, engineering consultancy firms and certification offices.

Projects (3)  Top | Persons | Datasets 
  • FISH INTEL: Fisheries innovation for sustainable Shared INTerchannEL resources, more
  • FISH-INTEL: Fisheries Innovation for sustainable Shared INTerchannEL resources, more
  • FISHOWF: Effective monitoring strategies to identify and evaluate effects of offshore wind farms on fish communities, more

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  • FISHINTEL: Fisheries Innovation for sustainable SHared INTerchannEL resources (FISH INTEL), more
  • FISHOWF: Effective monitoring strategies to identify and evaluate effects of offshore wind farms and their export cables on fish communities, more

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