Marine Renewable Energy Research Infrastructure
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 MARINERG-i concept based on the current status of the sector and 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.
Coordinator at WavEC: José Cândido
Total Funding (Requested EU contribution): € 1 999 799
WavEC Funding: € 172 500
Duration: January 2017 – June 2019 (30 months)
Coordinator: University College Cork
Partners: University of Strathclyde, Institute Francais de Recherche pour L’Exploitatin de la Mar, Consorcio para el Diseno, Construccion, Equipamiento y Explotacion de la Plataforma Oceanica de Canarias, Sintif Energi AS, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft zur Faerderung der Angewandten Forschug EV, Consiglio Nazionale Delle Ricerche, Universiteir Gent, Stichting Maritiem Research Instituut Nederland, Uppsala Universitet, Aalborg Universitet, Bird & Bird LLP e WavEC Offshore Renewables.