Companies, entrepreneurs and groups working in the area of marine renewable energy, based in the EU or in FP7-associated States are eligible to participate in the latest MARINET’s call offering free access to Europe’s leading test facilities.
As a first step, the user, or the group leader must contact the Infrastructure Manager in order to confirm the suitability/feasibility of the test plan for the Infrastructure.
This step is mandatory in order to ensure the feasibility of applications.
The call closing date is March 2, 2015. The successful applications will be announced on March 27, 2015.
The facilities included in this call are as follows:
- ECN Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank
- UCC-BEAUFORT National Ocean Wave Basin
- QUB Portaferry Tidal Test Centre
- QUB Shallow Water Wave Tank
- CNR-INSEAN Circulating Water Channel
- CNR-INSEAN Wave Tank
- EMEC Real Sea Test Sites (Tidal & Wave)
- FH_IWES Offshore Field Test Facilities
- UNIFI-CRIACIV Wave-Current Flume
- UNIFI-CRIACIV Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel
- SINTEF Renewable Energy Lab – Smartgrids
- TECNALIA Electrical PTO Lab
- UEDIN FloWave All-Waters Combined Current and Wave Test Tank
- WAVEC Full-scale OWC for Real Sea Testing of Air Turbines
MARINET (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network) is an EC-funded infrastructure initiative comprising a network of research centres and organisations that are working together to accelerate the development and commercial deployment of these technologies.