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Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarship – Call for Applications!

OES-BECS: call for proposals 2017 (APPLICATIONS DUE: 6th OCTOBER 2017)   INORE is pleased to announce the 2017 call for BECS (Blue Energy Collaborative Scholarships) proposals sponsored by OES (Ocean Energy Systems). Do you have a research project that has the potential to provide collaborative work with other INOREans? Does your research require use of facilities that are unavailable at your institute, but are available at the institute of a fellow INOREan? Are you looking for funding to help support the travel costs to enable this project to take place or to present your collaboration with another INOREan in a conference? If the answer to any of the above is YES, then you could be eligible for an OES-BECS grant! The BECS grant, up to 1000€, will be put towards travel expenses and accommodation at the research institutes where the collaborative work will take place or be presented (conference). It is expected that the work will advance formative research in the field of offshore renewable energy and promote collaboration and communication amongst early-career professionals from diverse disciplines, institutions, and nations. In addition to providing an opportunity for international work, the OES-BECS grant seeks to advance the field of offshore renewable energy through publication of research results and journal papers, making the results of the work accessible to a wide audience. Evaluation Process APPLY HERE!!!! The call will close the 6th October 2017. The 13th October 2017 INORE will publish an internal list of the groups/collaborations that may be eligible. On the 27th October 2017 INORE will publish a list of the granted group/s and reserve group/s that according to point 6 of...

Blue Growth Summer School 2017

Blue Growth Summer School 2017 will take place from 11th until 22nd September This cutting edge training involves science, business insights, interactive sessions topped off with unique excursions and socio-cultural activities. Relevant Blue Growth themes are covered in a maritime (1st week) and marine module (2nd week) and is designed for PhD-level students with civil engineering, bio-engineering and science  (e.g. marine biology and geography) background with a passion for ocean sciences, research and development and innovation. This second edition is organized by Ghent University at its Campus in Ostend (BE) GreenBridge. For more information, please visit: www.bluegrowth.ugent.be/summerschool Additional questions may be addressed to: [email protected]   Program Wind energy – Wave energy – Tidal energy – Salinity gradient – Offshore grid connection – Ship manoeuvring – Offshore business – Building-with-nature – Coastal Engineering – Aerodynamic wind turbines & wind-farms, Aquaculture, Multi-use platforms, Marine ecosystems & societal benefits, Marine spatial planning – …...

Call for Applications!!! – 2017 European INORE Symposium

If you are a graduate student, early-stage researcher, or young professional in offshore renewable energy, you’re invited to Ireland for the INORE’s annual European Symposium! It will take place between the 20th and 26th of August, the week just before the EWTEC conference happening in Co. Cork. Join us for five days of research sharing, idea exchange, workshops, technical and site visits in a dynamic and informal environment. More information and the application can be found HERE. (Contact [email protected] with any...

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...

PhD Course – Numerical and Experimental Modelling and Control of Wave Energy Converters – REGISTRATION OPEN !

DATE: 4-8 September 2017 LOCATION: University College Cork, Ireland – MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy, www.marei.ie ABOUT: The main objective of this course is to train each participant to the numerical and experimental modelling and control of Wave Energy Converters (WECs). The following topics will be taught: The State of the Art of wave energy conversion techniques The State of the Art of numerical modelling of WECs, the limitations and the alternative numerical approaches The State of the Art of experimental model-ling of WECs, the limitations The State of the Art of control of WECs By the end of the course, the participants will have carried out the following tasks: Wave measurement and generation in wave tank Numerical investigation of the performance of a WEC Experimental investigation of the perfor-mance of a WEC with and without control The course is arranged jointly by Doctoral School of Engineering and Science at Aalborg University, Ecole Centrale de Nantes and University College Cork. The course will be held in the week after the EWTEC 2017 conference in Cork, Aug./Sept. 2017. Full information and registration here: Link:...

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...

2017 INOREgon Symposium Call for Applications

Application Closed The 2017 North American Symposium is to be held in the State of Oregon on May 18-22. For more information see the call for applications. (Please contact [email protected] with any...

BlueWeek 2017

The first of this year’s two BlueWeek forum events is taking place in the Netherlands in April. Further details will be posted here in the very near future

What has INORE been up to?!?

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...