Update on Research Activities in the MaRINET Project

Jean-Baptiste Richard, J- Bard, Jean-Marc Rousset, Bjoern Elsaesser, Eider Robles Sestafe, Matthew Finn, Lars Johanning

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    Abstract

    The MaRINET FP7 project aims to build a synergy in the European marine renewable energy development infrastructure network, involving a total of 28 partners across the union. Its scope extends from small to large scale testing, in both tank and field. The main activities of the project are to standardize test procedures, to provide centralized free access for European technology developers, and to innovate for improving test infrastructures and techniques.
    Two years to the end of the project, this paper presents an update of the work being carried in this last part. It focuses on research objectives identified to be current challenges for industrial development. They are distributed in 6 topics. On the one hand are issues directly related to one of the 3 types of energy scoped in the project: wave, tidal, and offshore wind. On the other hand, collaborative effort is drawn on aspects that are common to those technologies: electrical components, environmental monitoring, and dedicated moorings.
    Theory and validation of new test techniques are presented, for example in the case of non-intrusive wave measurements. This is done in coordination with extensive experimental analysis of the phenomena implying tests, such as nonlinearities in moorings.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEuropean Wave & Tidal Energy Conference 2013
    Place of PublicationAalborg
    Publication statusPublished - 03 Sep 2013

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    Richard, J-B., Bard, J., Rousset, J-M., Elsaesser, B., Sestafe, E. R., Finn, M., & Johanning, L. (2013). Update on Research Activities in the MaRINET Project. In European Wave & Tidal Energy Conference 2013