The marine energy strategy is an integral part of the Dutch national target of achieving 16% renewables in 2023 and a 49% overall CO2 reduction in 2030. As a positive outcome of the position paper "Energy from Water", set up by DMEC and Energie uit Water (EWA), Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate, Eric Wiebes, agreed on drafting a Roadmap to Marine Energy in 2020. The goal of the Roadmap is to consider the role of marine energy within the national strategy and future policy making. This is done in close alignment with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management.

On national level, knowledge institutes, technology companies and joint ventures joined forces within DMEC to coordinate sector-relevant input to the Dutch Roadmap for Marine Energy as well as the membership of the Netherlands in relevant initiatives such as Ocean Energy Systems (OES) and the International Renewable Energy Institute (IRENA).

Currently, we are exploring the possibility to position the Dutch infrastructure within the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) Roadmap 2021 and unlocking new markets with Latin America.