ORJIP Ocean Energy Forward Look 3

The third iteration of the ORJIP Ocean Energy Forward Look has been published on the ORJIP Ocean Energy website. It can be found here http://www.orjip.org.uk/documents

The Forward Look includes a prioritised list of strategic research projects to address key EIA/HRA issues and sets out the purpose, required timing and broad scope of the research projects necessary to meet ORJIP Ocean Energy’s overall aim. Previous versions of the Forward Look have included wave energy and tidal current only; the Forward Look 3 now includes a chapter on Tidal Lagoons as informed by a workshop held in May of this year in collaboration with Natural Resources Wales and the National Environmental Research Council (NERC). 

ORJIP Ocean Energy would like to actively encourage Network participants to express their interest in any of the high priority strategic research projects identified. Whilst ORJIP Ocean Energy cannot directly fund the projects, the Secretariat will strive to support and facilitate interested organisations or consortia in their endeavours to help meet the objectives associated with the high priority strategic research projects outlined in the Forward Look.

Any updates regarding recently completed, ongoing or planned research relevant to these research topics would be most welcome at any time. Similarly, should Network participants be planning to pursue any of the other research areas identified in the Forward Look i.e. those identified as “medium‟ or “low‟ priorities for the wave and tidal sectors, ORJIP Ocean Energy would welcome any updates and may be able to provide support to organisations/consortia in the planning of research projects and dissemination of results.