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Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Emerging Energy Technologies

Objective

Offshore Renewable Conversion systems are mostly at the pre-commercial stage of development. They comprise wave energy and tidal stream converters as well as offshore wind turbines for electrical generation. These devices require research to be undertaken at a series of scales along the path to commercialization. Each technology type is currently at a different stage of development but each one also needs specific research infrastructures to facilitate and catalyze commercialization. The aim of this project is to coordinate research and development at all scales (small models through to prototype scales from Laboratory through to Open Sea tests) and to allow access for researchers and developers into facilities which are not available universally in Europe. The linking together of facilities at different scales together with the incorporation of test facilities for components such as power take-off systems, grid integration, moorings, environmental tests will ensure a focusing of activities in this area.

MaRINET brings together an Infrastructure with 42 Facilities from 28 Partners spread across 11 EU countries and 1 ICPC, Brazil. It also brings together a network of expertise in the Offshore Marine Renewable Energy sector with experience at all scales of offshore technology research and development. MaRINET offers over 600 weeks of access to 300 projects and 800 external users.

The majority (77%) of the MaRINET budget has been targeted in the areas most prioritized in the EC Call such as networking, training, dissemination and transnational access.

Call for proposal

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-CSA-Infra - Combination of CP and CSA

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
€ 653 438,62
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)

Participants (28)

AALBORG UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 787 817,78
Address
Fredrik Bajers Vej 7K
9220 Aalborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Frigaard (Mr.)
ECOLE CENTRALE DE NANTES
France
EU contribution
€ 565 673,84
Address
Rue De La Noe 1
44321 Nantes Cedex 3
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Pierre Ferrant (Prof.)
OFFSHORE RENEWABLE ENERGY CATAPULT
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 265 875,27
Address
Offshore House Albert Street
NE24 1LZ Blyth Northumberland
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jamie Grimwade (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EXETER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 521,69
Address
The Queen's Drive Northcote House
EX4 4QJ Exeter
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enda Clarke (Dr.)
THE EUROPEAN MARINE ENERGY CENTRE LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 445 730,36
Address
Back Road Old Academy
KW16 3AW Stromness
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Jennifer Norris (Dr.)
ENTE VASCO DE LA ENERGIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 303 690,27
Address
Alameda Urquijo Edificio Plaza Bizkaia 36, 1º
48011 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joserra Lopez (Mr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 193 199,68
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jose Luis Villate (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 512 803,11
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 555 453,93
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Noble (Ms.)
THE QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY OF BELFAST
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 509 264,72
Address
University Road Lanyon Building
BT7 1NN Belfast
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Bjoern Elsaesser (Dr.)
THE SUSTAINABLE ENERGY AUTHORITY OF IRELAND
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 115 681,09
Address
Wilton Place Wilton Park House
2 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Eoin Sweeney (Mr.)
STICHTING DUTCH MARINE ENERGY CENTRE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 167 282,45
Address
Bergerweg 200
1817 MN Alkmaar
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Luc Hamiton (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 330 928,16
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 734 556,17
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jack Pichon (Mr.)
WAVEC/OFFSHORE RENEWABLES - CENTRO DE ENERGIA OFFSHORE ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 185 425,92
Address
Edificio Diogo Cao, Doca De Alcanta Norte
1350-352 Lisboa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Frank Neumann (Mr.)
1-TECH SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 158 306,80
Address
Rue Du Luxembourg 23
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jan Erik Hanssen (Dr.)
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 260 547,54
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karen Hyllested Theilsen (Ms.)
STICHTING ENERGIEONDERZOEK CENTRUM NEDERLAND
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 169 819,20
Address
Westerduinweg 3
1755 LE Petten
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marion Rous (Ms.)
SINTEF ENERGI AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 245 242,66
Address
Sem Saelandsveg 11
7465 Trondheim
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nils Arild Ringheim (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 177 611,71
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Claudio Borri (Prof.)
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 438,56
Address
Welfengarten 1
30167 Hannover
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefan Schimmels (Dr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DELLA TUSCIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 59 536,05
Address
Via S Maria In Gradi 4
01100 Viterbo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marco Marcelli (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF STUTTGART
Germany
EU contribution
€ 68 022,80
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Albert Ruprecht (Dr.)
NORGES TEKNISK-NATURVITENSKAPELIGE UNIVERSITET NTNU
Norway
EU contribution
€ 182 834,94
Address
Hogskoleringen 1
7491 Trondheim
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Saetran (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 174 708,18
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Deborah Greaves (Dr.)
INSTITUTO DE PESQUISAS TECNOLOGICAS DO ESTADO DE SAO PAULO SA
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 36 390
Address
Avenida Prof Almeida Prado 532
05508901 Sao Paulo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Antonio Luiz Pacifico (Dr.)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 534 196,08
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Francesco Salvatore (Dr.)
PIN SOC.CONS. A R.L. - SERVIZI DIDATTICI E SCIENTIFICI PER L UNIVERSITA DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 115 000
Address
Piazza Ciardi 25
59100 Prato
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Enrico Banchelli (Mr.)