All the press releases concerning the news of our Institute and our various R&D activities.
24/05/2021 - Launch of the 2021 OceanSET Annual Report: an overview and analysis of progress in the ocean energy sector
The second OceanSET annual report was released on 24 May and is now publicly available on the OceanSET website. The results will be officially presented on Wednesday 26 May during a dedicated webinar. Hosted by OceanSET and ETIP Ocean, this event will provide an update of ocean energy activities across Europe and outline how the sector could evolve toward meeting ambitious European deployment goals.
11/05/2021 - A buoy to study biocolonisation on the site of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm
Successful launch on 29 April for a 2-tonne buoy on the North Atlantic site of the future Groix & Belle-Île pilot wind farm developed by EOLFI. This rather unusual buoy was designed by Cerema and France Energies Marines, under the scientific supervision of the University of Western Brittany. Its originality lies in its mooring, which consists of two lines.
15/03/2021 - FISH INTEL: A cross-Channel partnership using cutting edge technology to enhance the habitats of key fish species
A cross-Channel partnership will use innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify the environmental conditions a range of important marine species need in order to thrive. The €4million FISH INTEL project, supported by €2.8million from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme, will focus on a series of sites along the coastlines of southern England, northern France and Belgium.
01/03/2021 - Standalone beta versions of the DTOcean+ tools are ready for the demonstration phase
The development of the standalone beta versions of the whole suite of the design tools for ocean energy systems is now completed. The beta versions are now ready for full integration and the demonstration phase against real scenarios. The final open source version of the suite and detailed documentation will be available in August 2021.
19/02/2021 - Final measurement campaign at La Jument lighthouse to optimise the design of offshore wind turbines
France Energies Marines is coordinating two collaborative R&D projects aimed at better understanding and predicting breaking waves in order to optimise the design of offshore wind turbines. Originality of these projects: using offshore structures as experimental devices at scale 1 and carrying out measurements directly in the field. The fourth and final data acquisition campaign at La Jument lighthouse has just begun.
14/04/2020 - Magnetic field of subsea power cables: 1st experimental results on the sensitivity of the European lobster
The behaviour of juvenile European lobsters is not affected by a magnetic field of similar intensity to that measured and modelled at one metre from high power electrical interconnections (1 GW). This is the main result of a study conducted by Ifremer and France Energies Marines, in collaboration with MAPPEM Geophysics, a Breton SME, and the Institute of Marine Research in Norway.
06/01/2020 - New graphic identity for France Energies Marines
After 8 years of activity, France Energies Marines, now the Institute for Energy Transition approved by the French State, has just redesigned its visual identity. This overhaul aims to mark the new dynamic of the structure whose achievements are now carried by a simplified joint stock company.