Seaturns conducted two weeks of tests in the wave basin of Aalborg university (Denmark), see video in the “Seaturns project” section. These tests have been supported by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, and the access to the basin was financed by the European research programme MaRINET2 (funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme).
Nominated for the Trophées de l’avenir Europe 1, Seaturns won the 2020 Environment Trophy. Vincent TOURNERIE then presented the project during a special broadcast of the program “La France bouge” on the French radio Europe 1.
Seaturns was rewarded during the “Trophées de l’Innovation Océan” ceremony, an event which distinguished several projects aimed at better understanding the ocean, protecting it and using its resources sustainably.
The jury brought together representatives of renowned organisations from the sea sector : Cluster Maritime Français, Pôles Mer Bretagne Atlantique and Méditerranée, Institut océanographique Fondation Albert Ier Prince de Monaco, CEDRE, Agence de l’eau Rhône Méditerranée Corse, France Energies Marines and GDR EMR CNRS – École Centrale de Nantes.