About MaRINET2

ABOUT MaRINET2

Evolving from the successful EC-funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, MaRINET2 is working towards its vision of unlocking the energy potential of our oceans by ensuring the integration and enhancement of leading European research infrastructures specialising in research, development and testing of Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) systems.

ORE is an important source of clean energy that can generate economic growth and employment, increase energy security and boost competitiveness and technological innovation.  The realisation of this potential depends on the accelerated development, deployment and grid integration of reliable, efficient technologies for harvesting ORE, which in turn requires robust testing in dedicated facilities with specialised expertise.  MaRINET2 provides this platform and is pre-eminently suited to fostering the next generation of ORE devices.

Additional information on MaRINET2 project objectives is available here.

MaRINET2 is a €10.5 million project which includes 39 organisations representing some of the top offshore renewable energy testing facilities in Europe and globally. The project depends on strong international ties across Europe and draws on the expertise and participation of 13 countries.

MaRINET2 will have a minimum of five transnational access calls where applicants can submit proposals for testing in any of our 57 test facilities. Details of the application procedure are available here and a timetable of the scheduled transnational access calls can be seen here.

MaRINET2 also offers virtual access to HOMERE, a wave hindcast database produced by IFREMER, Windbench, a CENER-developed web portal for managing repositories for the verification and validation of wind farm models and NTNU’s Skipheia Met Station containing two 100 metre met masts providing data collected by ultrasonic anemometers.  Details of the application procedure are available here.

The MaRINET2 project will run in parallel to the EU marinerg-i project which aims to develop a business plan to put this international network of infrastructures on the European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap.