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Marine Renewable Energy Research Infrastructure

Objective

The objective of MARINERG-i is to become the leading internationally distributed infrastructure in the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) sector. Its integrated nature and co-ordinated approach will accelerate the research development and deployment of offshore wind, wave, tidal and combined energy technologies and help maintain Europe as a global leader in this industry. In addition MARINERG-i will strengthen European, scientific and engineering excellence and expertise as it’s combined facilities represent an indispensable tool to foster innovation across a large variety of MRE technologies and systems and through all key stages of technology development (TRL’s 1-9).

The purpose of this INFRADEV proposal is to undertake development work which will ensure MARINERG-i is effectively positioned to attain the criteria necessary for being successful in a future ESFRI roadmap application. MARINERG-i made an application to the 2016 roadmap and was identified as an emerging RI of EU significance. Since making the bid to the ESFRI 2016 roadmap, the consortium has continued to evolve and collaborate, culminating in the submission of a proposal for a second MaRINET project (MaRINET2) under Horizon 2020 [Infra-IA].

This proposal takes on board the comments and recommendations provided in feedback from the ESFRI 2016 reviewers and has also analysed and updated the positioning of the MARINERG-i concept based on the current status of the sector. In this context it is proposed to:
• Broaden the number of member states involved
• Create a design study and scientific plan
• Develop a business plan including governance, legal, financial and strategic issues
• Secure further national support from partners
• Create and agree an implementation plan that will bring the proposal to the roadmap.

The consortium consists of partners from Ireland, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and Italy all of whom will become national nodes.

Call for proposal

H2020-INFRADEV-2016-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Ireland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 433 062,50

Participants (13)

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 267 812,50
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 215 050
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 172 500
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 282 500
Address
Carretera De Taliarte
35200 Telde
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 82 873,75
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 85 625
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 70 750
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT GENT
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 70 125
Address
Sint Pietersnieuwstraat 25
9000 Gent
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING MARITIEM RESEARCH INSTITUUT NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 71 000
Address
Haagsteeg 2
6708 PM Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
UPPSALA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 69 625
Address
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 69 500
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BIRD & BIRD LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 109 375
Address
12 New Fetter Lane
EC4A 1JP London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other