ABOUT CHANNEL MOR

Channel MOR is a cluster of seven projects in the realm of renewable energy which have been selected under the Interreg IV A France (Channel) England programme. The project sets out to:

  • support small businesses
  • provide the Channel area with greater networking opportunities.

Channel MOR is 100% financed by Interreg IV A France (Channel) England programme to a total amount of 1,069,353 Euros (ERDF)

Background to Channel MOR

Wind turbines creating energyThe European project Channel MOR seeks to support businesses in accessing the marine renewable energy (MRE) markets and provide the Channel area with greater networking opportunities. This project, involving 12 French and English partners, was launched under the Interreg IVA France (Channel) – England programme.

The regions of the Channel area have many strengths in common that can be harnessed to produce a valuable MRE hub.  There is a large potential market and the quality of natural resources (strong currents, high waves, strong and regular winds, long coastline…) provides an ideal ecosystem for developing MRE.

To support SMEs across the Channel area, Channel MOR aims to identify and share knowledge of market opportunities, potential barriers to entry and facilitate meetings and exchanges.

The partners’ roles involve:

  • Pooling and strategically analysing the data, knowledge, and tools developed by the constituent projects and identifying any significant gaps
  • Enhancing the common database set in order to optimise access and usability by MRE stakeholders
  • Developing a set of decision tools that will help decision makers commit more to the MRE sector

Our Key Objectives

Business undertaking maintenance inspection of wind turbineHere are the project’s key objectives:

  • To assess and summarize each region’s strengths and weaknesses related to the MRE sector
  •  To lead and facilitate a range of communication and collaboration activities that support MRE industry growth and to bring businesses together to form a cross-channel MRE community through:
    • Effectively communicating a set of decision-making tools that businesses will use to help them engage in the MRE sector
        • Summary document
        • Web portal
        • Video
        • Events – Workshop
        • Events – Final Event
        • Press releases
    • To facilitate opportunities for businesses to meet, network and learn of MRE opportunities
  •  To increases awareness of the MRE sector in other target audiences including: policy makers, training organisations, schools, funders, strategic decision makers and the general public

Channel MOR Projects are shown in greater detail below...

BEEMS

BEEMS

CAMIS

CAMIS

Mer Innovate

Mer Innovate

Channel Marine Academy

Channel Marine Academy

DEEDs

DEEDs

Merific

Merific

2OM

2OM