MaRINET2, the Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network for Enhancing Energy Technologies, is composed of 39 organizations who collaborate to progress offshore renewable energy technologies in Europe. MaRINET2 is a project supported by the European Commission in the Horizon 2020 Program and funded with €10.5 million, from which PLOCAN gets 85.500 euros financed at 100%. The project builds on the original MARINET one, which ran from 2011 until 2015, and depends on strong offshore renewable energy testing facilities in Europe and draws on the expertise and participation of 13 European countries. Its main objective is to accelerate the development of wave, tidal and offshore wind energy technologies and infrastructure by opening up access to 57 test facilities across the consortium countries.
The first three MaRINET2 calls awarded €3.5 million in free testing access to almost 100 users, delivering over 250 weeks of free-of-charge testing at the MaRINET2 network of facilities. The fourth call for proposals runs from 15 August - 30 September and will fund test programs in operation between 1 January – 30 June 2020.
A webinar will take place on 28 August to assist potential applicants. For more information and to find out if you’re eligible for support, contact us directly, or visit the MaRINET2 website: www.marinet2.eu
A WaveGlider autonomous surface vehicle from the Canary Island Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN) fleet, fitted with an array of meteorological and oceanographic sensors, is completing a cetacean observation mission this week in the waters of the East and South of Gran Canaria.