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News announcement31 January 2024Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

Euronews OCEAN Season 6, Episode 1 – Riding the wave to a greener future: Is ocean power the solution?

The Wavepiston wave energy converter prototype being deployed at PLOCAN's offshore test site near Gran Canaria

The world's oceans, covering approximately 70% of the planet's surface, are, for the most part, an untapped energy source.

Leaders in the renewable energy sector tell Euronews Correspondent Denis Loctier how Europe can make better use of its surrounding waters to generate a reliable and sustainable source of electricity.

In this episode, we dive into the world of wave & tidal power, a frontier of renewable energy that could play a pivotal role in Europe's green energy transition, following 3 exciting projects:

  • off the coast of Gran Canaria, the BlueInvest experimental Wavepiston wave power generator is being tested for its ability to withstand ocean storms
  • in Portugal, the Corpowerocean project nears commercialisation after successful field tests
  • HydroQuest in France, is developing a tidal turbine for what's set to be the world's largest tidal power farm project

Read the full article on Euronews website

OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). It features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.

Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.

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Publication date
31 January 2024
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries