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  • EMFAF – Innovative multi-use projects combining offshore renewable energy with other activities and/or with nature protection in the Atlantic – 2021

Funds for: supporting the Atlantic Maritime Strategy priority to develop marine renewable energy.

Priorities and funded actions:


  • To support the development and uptake of multi-use between marine renewable energies and other blue economy activities and/or with nature protection.


  • Priority 1: to develop multi-use integrated solutions to offshore renewable energy developments;
  • Priority 2: to bring a radical change from the concept of exclusive resource rights to the inclusive sharing of resources by one or more uses.

Among financed actions

  • Cost-benefit analysis, market study, business planning, identifying investors;
  • Forming partnerships between business, investors, authorities, environmental organisations and other stakeholders, e.g. through matchmaking activities;
  • Identification of sites and preparatory activities for licensing/consenting applications;
  • Preparing a business case, highlighting the funding needed, with a view to ensuring sustainability and continuity of the pilot initiative;
  • Trials, validation, demonstration and testing of offshore technologies/devices for multi-use integrated solutions;
  • Design of a multi-stakeholder and circular approach to ensure stakeholder acceptance and optimal resource use;
  • Development of models to monitor the impact of the multi-use offshore renewable solutions on the surrounding marine habitats and species, in line with relevant legislation on data (e.g. INSPIRE) and using relevant tools (e.g. EMODnet);
  • Preparation of methods to track and measure the carbon budget of the whole project;
  • Stakeholder engagement, networking, awareness raising and dissemination activities;
  • Pitching or other events to engage corporates and investors, such as the BlueInvest events.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 24 and 36 months.


  • Be a legal person;
  • Be a public or private entity;
  • Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least two applicants, which complies with the following conditions:
    • minimum two entities from two different eligible EU Member States participating in the Atlantic Maritime Strategy,
    • at least one for-profit, private-sector business entity in the offshore renewable energy sector;
  • The coordinator must be established in an EU Member State participating in the Atlantic Maritime Strategy (France, Ireland, Portugal and Spain).


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Sectors: Agriculture - Fisheries, Energy, Industry, Innovation, New technologies

Beneficiaries: Corporations, International Organisation, Research centres, SMEs, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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