Workshop 4: Energy from the Mediterranean Sea – innovative financial schemes and technological advancements


  • Promotion of clusters on marine renewable energy (e.g. PELAGOS) is crucial as well as technology transfer/knowledge exchange;

  • A common policy on marine energy is needed;
  • Specific financial schemes for marine renewable energy are necessary (some models were presented); need of a cost-benefit analysis of marine energy, which is not yet commercially viable in many places (e.g. smart and specific devices to capture big waves have high maintenance costs).

  • Figure out how to integrate various renewable energy technologies into a smart grid able to feed the main grid and, at the same time, provide a back-up energy source and store the energy.



Simone Bastianoni – University of Siena, Italy



Ali Harzallah – Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Tunisia



Nikitas Nikitakos – University of the Aegean, Greece



Damien Périssé – Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions, France 



Gianmaria Sannino – ENEA, Italy 



Enrico Drioli, Mario Malinconico, Francesca Macedonio – Institute on Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy