MaRINET2 launches programme of free courses on offshore renewables
MaRINET2 has opened registrations for the first set of ten courses on offshore renewable energy to be delivered over the next three years.
The short, two-to-five days long, courses for industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector 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 programme, 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 programme, 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.
To date, it has awarded €2.4m in support to offshore renewable energy researchers over two competitive calls. A third call for applications will open on 1 November, 2018.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 731084.