Initial Environmental Report for the ELEMENT Project

Published: 27 April 2020

Authors: Herveline Gaborieau, Maxime Thiébaut, Nolwenn Quillien, Sandrine Serre, Emma Araignous and Georges Safi (France Energies Marine)

A Funding Grant was awarded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to develop and validate an innovative tidal turbine control system, using the tidal turbine itself as a sensor, to deliver a step change improvement in the performance. This will demonstrate Effective Lifetime Extension in the Marine Environment for Tidal Energy (ELEMENT), driving the EU tidal energy sector to commercial reality. This document presents the foreseen environmental monitoring activities planned for the ELEMENT project at two sites location representative of tidal market.