Two new free-of-charge training courses will take place in November as part of the MaRINET2 project's marine sector training program.

Registration is now open for the short-course, “Hydrodynamics of fixed and floating Offshore Wind Turbine foundations,” on 20-22 November in Wageningen, The Netherlands. The training will be hosted by the Maritime Research Institute (Marin) and Environmental Hydraulics Institute University of Cantabria (UC-IHC).

The Technical University of Denmark will also deliver a course on “Remote sensing of offshore wind conditions” on 1-3 November in Roskilde. Applications are now closed for this training.

The short, 2-5 day courses are targeted at industry and academic researchers in the offshore renewable energy sector. They are offered free of charge, and travel & subsistence support is available to MSc, PhD students and early-stage researchers.

MaRINET2 project partners organize and deliver the trainings, which focus on three areas: wave, wind and tidal energy. CRIACIV successfully held the first course in the series “Experimental modelling of wind actions and structural response” in Italy in June.

The topics covered include integrated tank testing, hydrodynamics of fixed and floating offshore wind turbine foundations, reliability and risk analysis of ORE technologies as well as test and verification processes from tanks to the sea.

A full course timetable is available on the MaRINET2 website, which is updated regularly.

About MaRINET2

MaRINET2 is a €10.5m project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, and coordinated by the MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre in University College Cork. The project has been set up to accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies by providing free-of-charge access to a network of 57 research facilities across Europe.

To date, it has awarded €2.4m in support to offshore renewable energy researchers over two competitive calls. A third call for applications will open on 1 November, 2018.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and Innovation program under grant agreement number 731084.

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