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F. Thiebaut, M. Healy, T. Lewis and R. Alcorn, MARINET
SHF, Ocean Energy EMR 2013
Streamlined, free-of-charge access to test facilities: How world-class research centres are joining forces to accelerate the development of marine renewable energy
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Marine renewable energy, MARINET, network, offshore, research infrastructure, test facility, testing
MARINET (Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network) is an EC-funded marine renewable energy infrastructure initiative which seeks to accelerate the development and commercial deployment of marine renewable energy technologies wave, tidal & offshore-wind by streamlining the testing process. World-class research centres and organisations have come together in a network to offer periods of free-of-charge access to their world-class testing facilities and to develop a joint approach to testing standards, testing research and industry training & networking. The 11m initiative, majority-funded with 9m through the EC's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), runs for four years until 2015. The network of 29 partners, with 42 specialist marine research facilities covering all scales from laboratory to sea, is spread across 11 EU countries and 1 International Cooperation Partner Country (Brazil). This paper outlines what MARINET is, who the partners are, why the initiative is necessary, what it has to offer, what it has done to date, and who can benefit now and in the future.
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