The planned activities include continued participation in the EU-forum EERA, Ocean Energies, leading sub-programme Devices-Tidal, plus dissemination and coordination with Norwegian entities. The latter include dialogue with the Research Council of Norway, research and industry entities, and other stakeholders (e.g. NTNU, SFF CeSOS, SFF AMOS) via electronic media, telephone conferences and meetings. Expectations include: -promoting topics of particular Norwegian interest into future EU-calls -increased Nor wegian participation in EU research projects -alignment of Norwegian and EU research programmes. There is also an initiative towards a ERA-NET program for Ocean Energies. It is important to provide Norwegian inventors and SME with opportunities provided b y EU system.