INES aims at finding and develop solutions to the common problems identified as crucial to the SGP initiatives, including bio-fouling, finance of demonstration projects and pilots, water quality, ecological aspects and permitting. In addition it is intended to contribute to the further development of the activity and bringing membrane producers, developers, investors, and other potential funding organisations, together with EU institutions and national and regional authorities.
In the INES project, the focus include:
-Environmental aspects of salinity gradient
-Technical aspects and issues
-Financial incentives and cost benefit analysis
-Policies and authorities, selection of appropriate site.