MaRINET2 – Open Applications for short course 7

MaRINET2 launches its 7th short course on offshore renewable energies


After the success of the first courses delivered by the MaRINET2 project consortium, the international project continues to roll out its training program in the offshore renewable energy sector.


In collaboration with MaRINET2, MaREI, the SFI Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, University College Cork (UCC MaREI), the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER), and Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA), will organize a course entitled “Integrated Tank Testing for the Offshore Renewable Industry”.

The short course will take place at MaREI November 25th to 29th. Deadline for applications is October 10th, 2019.


The short, two to five days long, courses are targeted for industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector. Courses are organized and lectured by MaRINET2 project partners, and will focus on three areas: wave, wind and tidal energy.


The topics covered include integrated tank testing, hydrodynamics of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations, reliability and risk analysis of ORE technologies as well as test and verification processes from tanks to the sea.


The courses are aimed at early-stage researchers and postgraduate students, as well as industry and private sector participants. There is no registration fee, and travel & subsistence support is available to early-stage researchers and postgraduate students.


Information on the program, location and duration of the courses is available on the MaRINET2 website, which will be updated whenever there are new details.



MaRINET2 is a €10.5m project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, and coordinated by the MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre in University College Cork. The project has been set up to accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies by providing free-of-charge access to a network of 57 research facilities across Europe.


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MARINERG-i ESFRI 2021 roadmap application launch

The MARINERG-i ESFRI 2021 roadmap application launch will take place in Brussels on 25th September 2019 following the EU ESFRI information day. The event marks the conclusion of the H2020 MARINERG-i project and launches our European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap application. This proposes the formation of an integrated European RI that facilitates the future growth and development of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sector.


The MARINERG-i RI will be an independent legal entity of distributed ORE testing infrastructures. By consolidating expertise, investment and access to infrastructures, the RI will foster innovation across a variety of ORE technologies and stages of development. As the only integrated ORE platform of this scale worldwide, it will be the epicentre of this developing industry. The project has agreed on an ERIC legal framework and produced science and business plans that ensure the MARINERG-i RI model attains the criteria necessary for a successful ESFRI roadmap 2021 application.


The event will provide attendees with an overview of the proposed MARINERG-i RI and opportunities for networking and discussion with the project consortium (14 partners from 12 countries).