Atlantic Power Cluster

Atlantic Power Cluster



Atlantic regions have a huge potential in renewable energy which can be useful for the EU to meet the goals of its energy strategy, while contributing to the prosperity of their industries and populations, and meeting the objectives of economic, social and territorial cohesion. The Atlantic Power Cluster project builds on the Marine Energy Working Group set up in the CPMR (Atlantic Arc Commission) and is intended to implement a transnational marine energy strategy so the partner regions can seek complementarities to tackle the crucial challenges for the development of marine energies in the Atlantic Area (AA). Furthermore the project seeks to develop cooperation and joint approaches to facilitate the identification of new market niches in the renewable energy sector and the redefinition of educational and training programs as per the needs of the offshore and marine energy sector in the AA. The project is likewise is expected to contribute to a “greener” model of energy development, while enhancing the competitiveness and innovation capacities in the Atlantic regions. The main objectives of the Atlantic Power Cluster project are: (1) Building a transnational marine energy strategy in the Atlantic Area; (2) Creating an adequate political and social environment for the marine energies; (3) Enhancing the competitiveness and innovation capacities of the industrial community in the Atlantic regions.


Belem statement areas
Ocean Observation
Ocean Resources
Time frame
2012 - 2014


Ignacio Abaitua
Atlantic Power Cluster