MaRINET2 has opened its 4th call for free access to testing facilities.

Successful applicants will receive free access to a world-leading network of testing and research infrastructures. The call is open to offshore energy technology developers, including wind, wave and tidal energy at system and component level.

The call closes on 30 September 2019.

MaRINET2 is a €10.5m project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 programme, and coordinated by the MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland) Centre. The project will accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies by providing free-of-charge access to a network of 57 research facilities across Europe, including University of Plymouth's Coastal, Ocean and Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory. Access will be granted through a series of competitive calls for applicants. 

An open call for virtual access to data sets and a free-of-charge training programme are also available through the project.

A webinar to assist candidates with their application and share updates on the process is scheduled for 28 August 2019. 

Dr Stuart Stripling, Facility Manager, COAST laboratory said:

“A sustainable future is one that will draw upon the benefits of clean energy. Plymouth University’s COAST laboratory is delighted to be participating in the fourth transnational access MaRINET programme: MaRINET2. Under the MaRINET project, COAST supported a number of international clean energy development teams using its advanced R&D testing facilities and we would encourage any company interested in applying for access to our COAST laboratory to get in touch.”
MaRINET2 Project Coordinator, Jimmy Murphy, University College Cork, said:

“The success of the first three MaRINET2 calls demonstrates the need for a collaborative, transnational approach to the testing and development of offshore renewables. Nearly 100 projects have already benefitted from access to test centres so far, and we are confident that this support is a driving force in the advancement of the technology in Europe.”

Christophe Maisondieu, Marinet2 Access Coordinator, Ifremer added:

“Each of the MaRINET2 facilities has something to offer technology developers looking to take their devices or components to the next level. The strength of this project is the broad range of expertise and equipment on offer, and the opportunity to learn from partners in other countries.”

Further information

For details on eligibility criteria, how to apply, and available testing infrastructures, please visit the Marinet2 website or contact

Amy Parsons, Communications & Events Director, Ocean Energy Europe or call +32 2400 1043

If you’d like to discuss MaRINET2 opportunities at Plymouth University’s COAST laboratory, please contact

Dr Stuart Stripling, Facility Manager, COAST laboratory, Plymouth University, School of Engineering, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA or call +44 (0) 7764 290927.