OceaNET is a multinational Initial Training Network (ITN) funded under the PEOPLE Programme (Marie Curie Actions) of European Union’s FP7. The aim of the network is to train 13 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) in the area of floating offshore wind and wave energies to support the emerging marine renewable energy sector.
The project is coordinated by WavEC Offshore Renewables. It began in September 2013 and will be carried out over a period of four years.
The network will bring together partners from across Europe and offer 13 ESR positions at 10 different host institutions. The training programme will include individual research projects developed under PhD studies, short courses on a range of topics relating to the field of marine renewables and secondments at industrial partners to build relations between academia and industry.
The OceaNET ITN will focus its efforts on the areas of array design, implementation and operation & maintenance. The development of enabling technologies will also be explored.
WavEC Offshore Renewables / Coordinator (WAVEC), Portugal
Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Portugal
Uppsala Universitet (UU), Sweden
Fraunhofer – IWES (Fraunhofer-IWES), Germany
Maritime Research Institute Netherlands (Marin), The Netherlands
Universidad de Cantabria (UC), Spain
Ecole Centrale de Nantes (ECN), France
The University of Exeter (UNEXE), United Kingdom
Tecnalia (TECNALIA), Spain
University College Cork (UCC-HMRC), Ireland