|Portugal and its regions have a strong connection to the Sea. The sea is a place of discovery, work, business and leisure. Sea exploration has interests in the areas of health, fisheries, marine industries, shipping and energy.
Portugal is a pioneer country in the exploitation of offshore renewable energy, particularly in harnessing wave energy, for which have already witnessed several experimental achievements on its territory (Pico, AWS, Pelamis, Wave Roller) and more recently in “offshore” wind energy with the installation of the first floating wind turbine in open Atlantic waters (WindFloat). These forms of energy are thus the batch of offshore renewable energies which, in short and medium term, predictably constitute the largest contribution to the national goals of using offshore renewables.
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