News: MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES Webinar: Recording and Presentations now available

The webinar “MARINE RENEWABLE ENERGIES: Fast-Advancing Technologies And Promising Opportunities”, organized by Union for the Mediterranean and EMUNI took place on Wednesday, 17th of November 2021.

Building on the most recent findings of a comprehensive UfM report and through selected presentations and interventions, the event focused on the sectoral characteristics, challenges and opportunities of the deployment of Marine Renewable Energies (MRE), including:

  • Recent developments at the EU and the Union for the Mediterranean levels, contributing to a Sustainable Blue Economy
  • Conflicts and synergies with different uses of the maritime space, namely tourism, fisheries and shipping
  • Long-term environmental impacts and concerns, such as noise levels, collision risks, habitat alteration or contaminants release
  • The potential of the sector in terms of technological developments
  • The particular potential of floating offshore wind technology in the Mediterranean Sea given that it can be deployed in deeper waters
  • Need to strengthen the Mediterranean regional cooperation in energy, grid and marine spatial planning for cost optimisation
  • Further development of sustainable energy and self-sufficiency of coastal areas and islands
  • Enhancing the transition towards carbon-neutral ports

You can find the recording of the webinar in the Training Resources section or watch it directly here.

Access all presentations here

News Posted on 01/12/2021