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3rd BLUE DEAL Transferring LAB

3rd BLUE DEAL Transferring LAB

Comienzo: el lunes, 14 de junio de 2021 a las 10:00
Finaliza: el jueves, 17 de junio de 2021 a las 12:15

The Cyprus Energy Agency and the BLUE DEAL partnership are hosting the 3rd BLUE DEAL Transferring Lab, which is being held under the auspices of Larnaca Municipality. The Lab will take place in hybrid mode combining online and on-site presentations and will focus on Blue Energy related opportunities in Cyprus, as well as the wider Mediterranean area.


The main aim of the Lab is to present and discuss the marine renewable potential on the island of Cyprus with a diverse set of stakeholders, in order to develop a set of recommendations that can support integration and deployment of marine renewables in Cyprus and promote development of the industry.


1st Day. Policy and regulatory framework of marine renewable energy in Cyprus.

  • 10:00-10:20. Opening session
    • Andreas Karakatsanis, Larnaca Municipality 
    • Savvas Vlachos, Cyprus Energy Agency
    • Professor Simone Bastianoni, University of Siena
  • 10:20-10:35. Cyprus Maritime Spatial Plan Law and State of Play in Cyprus
    • Kyriakos Aliouris, Shipping Deputy Ministry
  • 10:35-10:50. Roadmap and targets for renewable energy up to 2030 in Cyprus
    • Iosif Spyrides, Energy Service, Ministry of Energy, Commerce, and Industry
  • 10:50-11:05. Integrated Coastal Zone Management: Focus on Energy
    • Joanna Constantinidou, Department of Environment, Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
  • 11:05-11:20. Larnaca Sustainable Urban Development Strategy 2021-2030
    • Andreas Karakatsanis, Larnaca Municipality
  • 11:20-12:00. Open discussion
  • 12:00-12:30. Coffee and light lunch

2nd Day. Blue Energy potential in Cyprus and how to support its deployment.

  • 10:00-10:10. Blue Deal Methodology: How it can support consideration of marine renewable energy in energy plans
    • Louisa Marie Shakou, Cyprus Energy Agency
  • 10:10-10:25. What are Blue Energy Technologies and how do they work?
    • Matteo Maccanti and Morena Bruno, University of Siena
  • 10:25-10:45. Mapping blue energy potential in Cyprus: main findings and gaps
    • Federica Di Pietrantonio, Consultant for U-Space SL
  • 10:45-11:00. Introducing the Blue Energy potential into the Cyprus energy system
    • Hrvoje Stančin, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture
  • 11:00-11:15.Blue Energy for carbon neutrality
    • Dr. Riccardo Maria Pulselli, INDACO2
  • 11:15-11:30. Visualization of feasible blue energy technologies in Cyprus
    • Konstantinos Smagas, GeoImaging Ltd
  • 11:30-11:45. BREAK
  • 11:45-12:00. Effects of anthropogenic activities on marine life in Cyprus
    • Dr. Louis Hadjioannou, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute and Enalia Physis Environmental Research Centre
  • 12:00-12:15. Seabirds and Offshore wind – Data Sources, Data gaps and areas for future studies
    • Dr Martin Hellicar, BirdLife Cyprus
  • 12:15-12:30. The Underwater Cultural Heritage of Cyprus: A Management Plan for a Sustainable Future
    • Dr. Despo Pilidou, Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works
  • 12:30-12:45. Sustainable coastal tourism in Larnaka
    • Nana Asmeni Pavlou, Larnaka Tourism Board
  • 12:45-13:15. Open discussion
  • 13:15-14:15. Lunch

3rd Day.  Developing the Blue Energy Industry in Cyprus.

  • 10:00-10:15. R&I Support for Marine Renewable Energy
    • Dr. Nikolas Mastroyiannopoulos, Chief Scientist for R&I of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 10:15-10:30. Financing of early-stage businesses, SMEs and scale-ups in the Blue Economy
    • Representative of BlueInvest (tbc)
  • 10:30-10:45. Sea Wave Energy Ltd: The story so far
    • Tony Antoniou, Sea Wave Energy Ltd (SWEL)
  • 10:45-11:00. From concept note to commercial exploitation
    • Savvas Hadjixenophontos, Fornelia Ltd
  • 11:00-11:15. BREAK
  • 11:15-11:30. Synergies for Marine Food and Renewable Energy Production
    • Dr. Nikolas Flourentzou, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute
  • 11:30-11:45. Real-time Environmental monitoring/data collection
    • Marios Milis, SignalGeneriX
  • 11:45-12:00. Maritime ClimAccelerator: Opportunities for marine renewable energy in Ports
    • Associate Professor Alexandros Charalambides, Cyprus University of Technology
    • Raul Cascajo Jiménez, Velencia Port
  • 12:00-12:15. Blue Deal Open Innovation: Spotlight on Cyprus Challengeç
    • Larnaca Municipality
    • Kimagro Fishfarming Ltd
  • 12:15-12:35. Open discussion
  • 12:35-13:30. Lunch

4th Day. Regional Alliances in the Mediterranean.

  • 11:00-11:45. Panel discussion, moderated by Zacharias Siokouros, Cyprus Marine and Maritime Institute
    • Representative from the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (tbc)
    • Captain Kazem Agamy, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
    • Rotem Trivizki, Migdalor Tel aviv- Yafo's coastal zone research center
    • Emmanuel Maniscalco, CPMR Intermediterranean Commission
    • Professor Ioannis Chatjigeorgiou, National Technical University of Athens
  • 11:45-12:00. Blue Deal Regional Alliances
    • Markos Damasiotis, Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving
  • 11:00-12:15. Closing Remarks
    • Professor Simone Bastianoni, University of Siena
    • Louisa Marie Shakou, Cyprus Energy Agency


14-17 June 2021.

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