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MaRINET2 sets up online offshore renewables course

The MaRINET2 project consortium has organized a short course for offshore renewable energy researchers who will discuss methods for reducing uncertainty in techno-economic analysis of ocean energy.

Illustration (Courtesy of MaRINET2)

The 10th short course on offshore renewable energies is coordinated by the University of Edinburgh School of Engineering (UEDIN), and WavEC Offshore Renewables (WAVEC), in collaboration with MaRINET2.

The short course will be the first one to be held using an online platform, and will take place on the 17, 18, and 19 November 2020.

The courses – two to five days long – are targeted at industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector, with a 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.

There is no registration fee, and in this case, since the short-course is online, no travel & subsistence support is needed, the organisers said.

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.

To remind, MaRINET2 launched its fifth and final call for projects early in September 2020, targeting offshore energy technology developers who are looking to test their devices or components.