Billia Croo Wave Test Site in Orkney (credit Aquatera Ltd)

 

 

 

 

Floating wind turbine testing at MARIN

 

 

 

Credit of FloWave

 

 

 

Welcome to the International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy website – we’re happy to have you here!

 

INORE is a network of young researchers within renewable energy whose main focus is offshore renewables. INORE was created by early stage researchers, for early stage researchers who work in all aspects related to offshore wind, wave, tidal, and other offshore energies. We bring together researchers from around the world to meet, collaborate, and share knowledge.

We’ve just updated our website and hope that it is a more helpful resource to further develop research collaborations. If you’re not already registered as an INOREan, please do so here. This website is driven by its members and we hope you find it as a useful tool to find events INORE is hosting, post/search new jobs and communicate, collaborate and commiserate with research peers within the offshore renewables sector.

This year’s INORE European Symposium will take place in Ireland! 🍀  The symposium will take place later than normal this year, the week in August right before EWTEC 2017! Details will be coming soon!

In the more imminent future, the North American Symposium will kick off in Oregon this May 18th – 22nd… and we can’t wait!

 

The 10th anniversary of INORE, 2016 was an exciting and eventful year as INORE continues to grow – with organizational advancements and networking connections continually being made across six continents! (we’re still hopeful for Antarctica…)

Read all about it here. 

In her blog, Wave Power Conundrums, Alexandra Price discusses her recent participation in the 2016 INORE European Symposium. Read her thoughts here.

News

INORE’s North American Symposium Comes to Oregon May 18-22, 2017

The International Network on Offshore Renewable Energy (INORE) is an organization for early-stage and early- career researchers and professionals with the purpose of promoting collaboration and communication in the offshore renewable energy sector. INORE achieves this mission by offering events and workshops at offshore renewable energy conferences, providing research collaboration grants to its members, and by offering two annual symposia, one in Europe and one in North America. This year, INORE’s North American Symposium will be held in Portland, Oregon from May 18-22, 2017.   The INORE Symposia are INORE’s flagship event which gathers 40-60 early-stage and early career researchers and professionals for 4-7 days of workshops, speaking events, poster sessions and collaborative working tasks.  These intimate and informal gathering promotes future international collaboration from which we’ve seen several projects arise. This year’s North American Symposium will include a stakeholder engagement workshop by Oregon Sea Grant and a technical software workshop by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Our agenda also includes technical and recreational site visits to Bonneville Lock and Dam, Bridge of the Gods and Eagle Creek. The first day of the symposium will include an industry panel, the stakeholder engagement workshop, as well as a poster session by our participants, who are coming from as far as Chile and Myanmar and South Africa. The individuals attending focus on topics relating to technical, environmental, and social aspects of offshore renewable energy technologies. This year, we are making this first day of events open to those outside of INORE. If you are interested in attending events on this first day, please email [email protected]   Promoting exchange amongst early-career researchers...

Free Access to 59 Offshore Renewable Energy Testing Facilities!!!

MaRINET2 opens call for free access to testing facilities    The MaRINET2 project has opened a call for applications today. 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. It is open until 20th May 2017. 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. Access will be granted through a series of competitive calls for applicants. MaRINET2 Project Coordinator, Jimmy Murphy, University College Cork, highlighted the value of the project for the offshore renewable energy sector: “Over the next four years, MaRINET2 will be an important instrument in reducing the cost of development in Europe’s offshore renewable energy sector. It will keep innovative new technologies progressing towards the marketplace, and keep Europe at the cutting edge of development globally. It will also strengthen Europe’s network of world-leading offshore renewables research infrastructure”. Jose Luis Villate, MaRINET2 Dissemination Coordinator, Tecnalia and offshore renewable energy director at TECNALIA highlighted the need of collaboration around offshore renewable technologies: “Access to testing and research infrastructures within MaRINET2 will open collaboration opportunities among different actors in the sector. This is a positive development”. Christophe Maisondieu, Marinet2 Access Coordinator, Ifremer welcomed the project: “The first Marinet project supported 178 projects over a period of 4.5 years, and had a considerable impact...

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