The MaRINET2 project is the second iteration of the successful EU funded MaRINET Infrastructures Network, both of which are coordinated and managed by Irish research centre MaREI in University College Cork and avail of the Lir National Ocean Test Facilities.
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. Over 80 experts from these distinguished centres across Europe will be descending on Dublin for the launch and kick-off meeting on the 2nd of February.
The MaRINET2 project will run in parallel to the MaREI, UCC coordinated 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.
The first trans-national access call is anticipated to be out in April of this year through which applicants can submit proposals for testing in the online portal. Details of and links to the call submission system will be posted on the project website www.marinet2.eu (live in March/April 2017 prior to the call announcement).