/  April 01, 2011  -  March 31, 2015


Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies

Partners: University College Cork, HMRC, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Aalborg Universitet, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Ecole Centrale de Nantes, Institut Français de Recherche Pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, National Renewable Energy Centre Ltd., The University of Exeter, European Marine Energy Centre Ltd., University of Strathclyde, The University of Edinburgh, Queen’s University Belfast, University of Plymouth, Ente Vasco de la Energía, Tecnalia Research & Innovation Foundation, 1-Tech, Stichting Tidal Testing Centre, Stichting Energieonderzoek Centrum Nederland, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Universität Hannover, Universität Stuttgart, Wave Energy Centre, Universita Degli Studi Di Firenze, Università degli Studi della Tuscia, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas do Estado de São Paulo S.A., Sintef Energi AS, Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet
Duration: 1.4.2011 - 31.3.2015
Funding by: European Commission (FP7)
Client: European Commission
Persons in charge: Jochen Bard, Jean-Baptiste Richard
Focus: Coordination of research activities
Development of innovative methods to measure turbulence and wave current interaction in marine currents
Standardisation and harmonisation for marine renewable energy research methods (PTO), improvement of facilities, operational techniques and instrumentation with a focus on tidal energy and PTOs

This project forms a new network to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy (wave, tidal & offshore-wind) by bringing together world-class testing facilities to offer EU-funded tank and field testing and to coordinate the R&D across Europe.