MaRINET2 fixes first call date

Illustration/FloWave test tank (Photo: FloWave)

The second EU-funded Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network (MaRINET2) project plans to launch the first call for applications next month.

The €10.5 million MaRINET2 initiative, set up to accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies, will open the first call for access to ocean energy testing infrastructures across Europe on April 10, 2017.

The applications and guidance documents will be made available to interested parties on the MaRINET2 dedicated website, which will come online at the same date of the call announcement.

The MaRINET2 initiative was launched early in February 2017 in Ireland with the aim to accelerate the development of tidal, wave, and offshore wind energy technologies by providing developers with fully-funded access to testing infrastructures for these technologies.

The project, coordinated by the Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy (MaREI), will run for 4.5 years with a consortium of 39 partners in 13 countries along with 57 associated infrastructures.

Some of the partners in the project include the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and FloWAVE testing facility in Scotland; the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (Plocan) and Biscay Marine Energy Platform (Bimep) in Spain; WavEC in Portugal; and Tidal Testing Center (TTC) in the Netherlands.

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