Photo: Illustration/ECN – Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank (Courtesy of MaRINET2)

MaRINET2 sets up short course on offshore renewable energies

WavEC Offshore Renewables, in collaboration with MaRINET2, has organized a course on offshore renewable energies for industry and academic researchers.

Illustration/ECN – Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank (Courtesy of MaRINET2)
Illustration/ECN – Hydrodynamic and Ocean Engineering Tank (Courtesy of MaRINET2)

After the success of the first courses delivered by the MaRINET2 project consortium, the international project continues to roll out its training program in the offshore renewable energy sector.

The eight course in the series, titled ‘Installation and O&M of Offshore Renewable Energy systems’, has been scheduled for 11-12 May 2021, and will be held online.

The short, two to five days long, courses are targeted for industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector. Courses are organized and lectured by MaRINET2 project partners, 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, and no registration fee is required.

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.