Dynamic research programme
North Sea Energy is a dynamic research programme at the heart of which is an integrated approach to the energy system.
The North Sea provides opportunities for the integrated implementation of the future climate-neutral energy system:
The North Sea provides opportunities for large-scale wind energy and hydrogen production and underground carbon storage. North Sea Energy looks at the benefits of linking these energy functions. By connecting the infrastructure of wind energy, hydrogen, CO2 and natural gas, we save money and time. In doing so, we make effective use of space and reduce carbon emissions. The North Sea will play a pivotal role in the success of the European energy transition.
Research projects within the North Sea Energy programme are based on the following points of departure:
These points of departure form the core of work packages 1 to 6. The focus is on the need for an integrated vision. Work package 7 includes a roadmap to provide insight into the enormous potential of the North Sea.
We look at the issues from different perspectives. Technology, market, society, ecology, spatial planning and regulations are important angles. At the same time, we want to limit the costs for society and the impact on nature. This is reflected in work package 7.
Uptake of energy functions within the programme
Gradually, since 2017, the various energy functions have been included into the programme’s research projects.