Title: OPERA

Start Year: 2016

End Year: 2019

Funding Body: European Union – Horizon 2020

Coordinator: Tecnalia

Research Area: Marine Renewable Energy Technologies

Key Contact: Sara Armstrong

Website: opera-h2020.eu

The primary objective of OPERA is to gather open-sea operating experience to reduce the cost of wave energy. A key challenge to realising the potential of Europe’s wave energy resource relates to data access; the wave energy R&D community does not always have access to open-sea operating test data. OPERA will remove this roadblock by collecting and sharing two years of open-sea operating data of a floating oscillating water column wave energy converter.