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MARINET News Updates

January 2014 Registration for MARINET’s final short course entitled Instrumentation of Ocean Devices is now open.  Information on the course and how to register available here.
November 2013 Tecnalia advertise job offers. The first offer is focused on experienced researchers (preferably doctors) within the TIFER program. The second offer is aimed at non-experienced researchers, and it is framed in the OCEANET European project. More information on the second offer is available here.
Sept 2013 MARINET prepares for the 2nd Consortium meeting which will be hosted by CNR-INSEAN in Rome, Italy in the second week of November  from Monday 4th to Thursday 7th.
Sept 2013 Successful Transnational Access Users are invited to attend MARINETs 1st User workshop in Rome. Spaces will be filled on a “first come first serve basis” Contact the organiser at 1-Tech to apply. More information on MARINET workshops is available here.
Sept 2013 MARINETs 5th & final call for Transnational Access to academic expertise & world-class renewable energy test facilities opens September 16th. Call closes November 27th. Access will begin in January 2014.
Sept 2013 MARINETs 6th free short course opened on the 5th of September. Entitled “Laboratory-based development of electrical power conversion and control strategies for ocean energy devices” this training will be conducted in Spain and is organised by Tecnalia & Beaufort Research (formerly HMRC).
Sept 2013 Several publications reporting research supported by MARINET were presented at European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference 2-5th September in Alborg, Denmark.
August 2013  


The 4th targeted Call for free-of-charge access to 17 specific MARINET infrastructures CLOSED August 20th. The 5th & final call to all 45 of MARINETs infrastructures willopen September 16th.
July 2013 Experimental Modelling of Air Turbines” Registration for this Free MARINET Short Training Course that will run from the 16th – 18th September 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal opened in July 2013. This course is organised and will be hosted by WavEC Offshore Renewables.  Details on this course are available here.
July 2013

Testing standardisation – 1st “Round Robin” testing programme underway A three blades horizontal-axis turbine that has been designed and tested by Ifremer will be comparatively tested in three other MARINET facilities.

Jun 2013 The 4th targeted Call for free-of-charge access to 17 specific MARINET infrastructures opened June 28th. A full list of the infrastructures available through this call is available here. This call closed August 20th.
Jun 2013

Outcomes of the 3rd Call applications are available to view online: Applicants can check the outcome of their application via the Project Workspace

 Jun 2013 Cornwall, Isles of Scilly and Finistère with the Parc Naturel Marin d’Iroise have identified marine energy as a key priority for development, with anticipated economic, social and environmental benefits. MERiFIC reflects this aspiration for a highly innovative green economy.
Jun 2013 Delegates from the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI), visited the National Ocean Test Facility at Beaufort Research, University College Cork to see the marine energy test facilities of the Coordinator of the FP7 Integrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3), MaRINET. Read more here.
Nov 2012 Postdoctoral Researcher position (fixed term full-time) available at the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre, University College Cork.  Information on this position and instructions on how to apply available here.
Sept 2012 The Technological Centre of Components initiated the European project, CoMaRE –Corrosion of Metallic components in Marine Renewables, which is investigating corrosion of metallic components in the North Sea.
Aug 2012 UCC-HMRC Ocean Wave Basin welcomes its first MARINET user – OWEL
July 2012 The 2nd MARINET access call open on the 16th of July
Jun 2012 Dates announcement – next MARINET All-Partner meeting (3),4,5 October 2012: Ifremer Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
May 2012 First Call results – log in to your Application Workspace to see your result
May 2012 European Maritime Day – Ocean Energy Workshop, Sweden
Apr 2012 First short-course complete – week long course at HMRC, Cork.  oversubscribed, with requests to re-run.
Mar 2012 Deadline for the T&S grants for the First Training Course
Feb 2012 Closing date for applications for first call
Feb 2012 Register for the ‘Experimental Testing in Wave Tanks and Flumes’ Training Course Here.
Feb 2012 Email: ‘Avail of free access to Europe’s leading marine renewable energy test facilities’
Feb 2012 Follow MARINET!
Jan 2012 Details of first MARINET training course announced
Dec 2011 MARINET European Press Release
Dec 2011 First call for applications for MARINET access is now open! Eligibility and application information here.
Oct 2011 First full meeting of MaRINET network partners
Aug 2011 Website goes live
Apr 2011 MARINET officially launches

Dates To Note

5-7 Sep 2012 OWEMES 2012 – Offshore Wind and Other Marine Renewable Energies in Mediterranean and European Seas
3-5 Oct 2012 2nd All-Partner Meeting, Boulogne-sur-Mer, France
3 Oct (pm) : preliminary Management Board meeting
4 Oct (day): main All-Partner meeting, including tour of Ifremer flume
5 Oct (am) : main All-Partner meeting (close appx. 1230); (pm) Management Board meeting with EC Project Officer
17 Oct 2012 ICOE 2012 International Conference on Ocean Energy (Dublin).
13-15 Nov 2012 Marine and Sub-Marine Infrastructures Symposium 2012, Toulon, France
15-19 Apr 2013 Bilbao Marine Energy Week (BMEW)