Las Palmas hosts the Marine Renewable Energy consultation workshop

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On September 12th Las Palmas (Spain) will hold the Marine Renewable Energy consultation workshop. The city, which was named Atlantic City of the Year in 2017, is very involved in the Maritime Strategy. The European Commission, in cooperation with Spain, Portugal, France, UK and Ireland, has organized a series of consultation workshops on the future of the strategy and its action plan.

The consultation in Spain, organized together with the Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands (CMC), will be centered on Marine Renewable Energies (MRE) in the Atlantic and aims to collect ideas about joint and collaborative initiatives and actions in this domain to feed the new Atlantic action plan. The workshop will also help to collect ideas on how to increase the involvement of regional and local policy-makers in the governance and implementation of the Atlantic strategy.

The participants will be recognized experts from the countries mentioned, who will share their vision and experience in the field of renewable marine energy in the Atlantic, with a special focus on the following 4 sub-themes: barriers to developing new MRE technologies, project financing and route towards commercialization, the role of ports and other companies, and the role of isolated Atlantic coastal areas.

As this event shows, the Atlantic Cities are very active in the Maritime Strategy. If you want to know more, visit our document section.