The short-courses will cover a wide range of topics strongly grounded on the consortium’s expertise in the scope of MaRINET2 infrastructures. Topics to be covered include:

  • Integrated tank testing;
  • Hydrodynamics of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations;
  • Reliability and risk analysis of ORE technologies;
  • Test and verification processes from tanks to the sea.

Information regarding the programme, location and duration of the short-courses will be uploaded to this webpage, where applicants will be able to submit applications.

The courses are free of charge, targeting a balanced mix of participants in terms of institutions, country diversity, industry/research profile, and gender. Priority will be given to participants from outside the MaRINET2 consortium.

Although early-stage researchers and postgraduate students are particularly targeted, the participation of interested applicants from industry, private sector companies, research groups, educational institutions, etc., will be strongly encouraged.

A significant part of the short-course programme will be dedicated to helping technology developers improve their knowledge on how to perform concept validation at very-low TRL and develop a sound TRL growth strategy.

The courses will target a balanced mix of participants, in terms of institutions, country diversity, industry/research profile and gender. Ultimately, the order of registrations is also taken into account.

The criteria for selection of the participants will reflect this targeted balance. Selected participants will be revealed and contacted at least 1 month before the course.

Travel and subsistence (T&S) financial support will be offered to early-stage researchers and postgraduate students to attend the courses. The rules can be found in the following link:
Rules for Travel and Subsistence financial support.

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Short-courses timetable

The detailed programme and the travel and accommodation (T&A) info will be available maximum 1 month before the short-course kickoff.


Short-course titleOrganisersLocationWaveWindTidalProposed DateRegister DeadlineGeneral programDetailed programT&A InfoApplication formPresentations and other media
Experimental modelling of wind actions and structural responseInter-University Research Centre on Building Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering) (CRIACIV)Florence, ItalyX25-28 jun 2018 4 jun 2018PDFClosed applications.Files
Remote sensing of offshore wind conditionsTechnical University of Denmark (DTU) Roskilde, Denmark X1-3 oct 201819 aug 2018 PDFPDFClosed applications.Files
Hydrodynamics of fixed and floating Offshore Wind Turbine foundationsMaritime Research Institute (Marin)Wageningen, The Netherlands X20-22 nov 201814 oct 2018PDFClosed applications.Files
Environmental Hydraulics Institute University of Cantabria (UC-IHC)
Model scale testing of tidal energy converters in towing tanks and depressurised channelsMarine Engineering Institute – Italian National Research Council (CNR-INM)Rome, Italy X25-28 feb 201914 jan 2019PDFClosed applications.
Test and verification processes from tanks to the seaFloWave Ocean Energy Research FacilityEdinburgh, UK XX23-25 apr 201917 mar 2019PDFPDFClosed applications.Files
European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)
Numerical and Experimental Modelling of Wave Energy ConvertersAalborg University (AAU)Rome, ItalyXX9-20 sep 201928 may 2019PDFLink to website Open applications.
Integrated Tank Testing for the Offshore Renewable IndustryCenter for Marine and Renewable Energy, University College Cork (UCC MaREI)XXXn.d. Not yet open
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER)
Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TECNALIA)
Operation and Maintenance of Offshore Renewable Energy systemsWavEC Offshore RenewablesXXXn.d. Not yet open
Methods and environmental data collection in Marine Renewable Energy sitesThe European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC)XXn.d. Not yet open
WavEC Offshore Renewables
Marine Engineering Institute – Italian National Research Council (CNR-INM)
Reducing uncertainty in techno-economic analysis of ocean energyUniversity of Edinburgh School of EngineeringXXn.d.Not yet open
WavEC Offshore Renewables