WavePlam Project

While being a research engineer at SPOK ApS – an engineering firm in marine energy projects – Julia participated in the WavePlam project.

The WavePlam project (Wave Energy Planning and Marketing) was funded in 2008 by the European Commission, in order to look into the non-technical barriers hindering the development of wave energy and to develope recommended practices to mitigate them.

The following figure presents the agreed challenges, their importance, as well as the more suitable mitigation mechanism to overcome them.

Overview of perceived barriers, their severity and most suitable type of mitigation mechanism.


For more information about the WavePlam project, please visit the project website (www.waveplam.eu).



Neumann F. (2009). “Non-technological barriers to wave energy implementation”. Wave Energy Centre, Deliverable 2.2 to the Waveplam Project