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OceaNET

Objective

OceaNET concerns floating offshore wind and wave energy. These two areas are well aligned with the European Energy Strategic Plan and the Horizon 2020 programme.It aims at contributing to develop specific technologies and enabling technologies common to both energy sources. The research activities are structured in a number of research projects, which will provide the opportunity for a set of young researchers to be trained in first class European Research & Development (R&D) institutes, universities and companies active in these areas. This hands-on training will be complemented with a number of short courses on enabling technologies, relevant for farm development, and on associated economic, environmental and societal issues required for their future integration in the market. The training programme will be complemented by secondments in selected industrial companies.
OceaNET will be developed in close collaboration with EIT’s KIC InnoEnergy OTS project. KIC InnoEnergy is a pan-European non-for-profit company, mainly funded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT), devoted to enhance the education-research-innovation triangle by developing innovative industrial products. OTS project concerns the development of four innovative products for offshore wind and wave energy farms, namely an environmental monitoring hardware and software package, underwater electrical connectors and associated ROVs, air turbine for oscillating water column (OWC) wave energy converters and an O&M support software package. The integration of floating offshore wind and wave energy in the training and research programmes results from both being in a similar status of development (the first farms are coming up in 2012) and sharing the same enabling technologies, licensing, survivability, O&M issues and stakeholders, requiring well-trained professionals with the same background, which at present is still not well integrated in existing university courses.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Address
Rua Dom Jeronimo Osorio 11
1400 119 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 729 773
Administrative Contact
José Cândido (Mr.)

Participants (9)

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 419 562
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Teresa Malhoa (Dr.)
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 526 450,32
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jan Sundberg (Dr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 228 668,88
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 243 461,46
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ellen Segers (Mrs.)
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 281,62
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Juan Jose San Miguel (Dr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 262 548,66
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Michel Labrousse (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 291 656,64
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sarah Hill (Ms.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 233 281,62
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Pablo Ruiz-Minguela (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 251 414,46
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)