Photo: Lir NOTF – Deep Ocean Basin, a testing facility within MaRINET2 network (Courtesy of MaRINET2)

MaRINET2 rolls out free course on environmental data collection at MRE sites

The EU-backed MaRINET2 project has set up a short course for the offshore renewable energy sector to explore methods for environmental data collection at marine renewable energy (MRE) sites.

Photo showing Lir NOTF – Deep Ocean Basin, a testing facility within MaRINET2 network (Courtesy of MaRINET2)
Lir NOTF – Deep Ocean Basin, a testing facility within MaRINET2 network (Courtesy of MaRINET2)

The training has been organized by the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC), WavEC Offshore Renewables and the Marine Engineering Institute – Italian National Research Council (CNR-INM), in collaboration with MaRINET2.

The free-to-attend short course will take place online on 30 July and 3 September 2021.

Two to five days long, courses are targeted for industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector, 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 offshore renewable energy 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.

MaRINET2 is a €10.5 million project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, 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.