ESFRI have announced that MARINERG-i will be one of 11 new Research Infrastructures to be included in the 2021 ESFRI Roadmap (press release).
The MARINERG-i ESFRI 2021 roadmap application launch will take place in Brussels on 25th September 2019 following the EU ESFRI information day. The event marks the conclusion of the H2020 MARINERG-i project and launches our European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap application. This proposes the formation of an integrated European RI that facilitates the future growth and development of the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) sector.
The MARINERG-i RI will be an independent legal entity of distributed ORE testing infrastructures. By consolidating expertise, investment and access to infrastructures, the RI will foster innovation across a variety of ORE technologies and stages of development. As the only integrated ORE platform of this scale worldwide, it will be the epicentre of this developing industry. The project has agreed on an ERIC legal framework and produced science and business plans that ensure the MARINERG-i RI model attains the criteria necessary for a successful ESFRI roadmap 2020 application.
The event will provide attendees with an overview of the proposed MARINERG-i RI and opportunities for networking and discussion with the project consortium (14 partners from 12 countries).
See an overview of project results in our September newsletter
An Information Day will be hosted by the European Commission in Brussels on September 25th (Venue TBC). This event marks the beginning of ESFRI Roadmap updating process, due for completion in 2021. The procedure and requirements for new RI applications to the Roadmap will be presented, along with details of the selection procedure. A presentation will be given on the Roadmap Landscape Analysis of Research Infrastructures, and its ongoing updating process. Monitoring of ESFRI RIs already on the Roadmap will also be discussed.
For more details the Information Day, visit https://www.esfri.eu/esfri-events/roadmap-2021-infoday. Information on ESFRI can be found here: https://www.esfri.eu/objectives-mission.
The first interim project meeting took place in the Hague 22-23rd March 2018. Partners provided updates on progress and participated in vital discussions on the draft design & science plans; the legal framework; the financial and business plan as well as upcoming stakeholder engagement activities.
MARINERG-i Belgian stakeholder workshop took place in Ghent 29th March 2018.
To date we have held 9 stakeholder engagement meetings for Ireland; France; Norway; Spain; the Netherlands; Portugal; Italy; Sweden; Denmark; the UK and Belgium.
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Date & Time: 15th March 2017
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Information: The MARINERG-i (H2020) project, a key initiative created to develop an integrated European infrastructure to facilitate the future growth and development of the marine renewable energies sector, was presented in Brussels on the 15th of March 2017. Senior EU representatives with responsibility for research and development of offshore renewable energies gathered for the official launch. Also attending were industry representatives for whom the integrating activity of MARINERG-i will play a critical role in the process of developing technologies from concept through to market. The official launch event highlighted the importance of the MARINERG-i project as a first essential in realising the partnering facilities’ combined vision to form an independent legal entity and be adopted onto the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) roadmap in 2020.
Date & Time: 3rd February 2017
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Information: A successful first meeting of the MARINERG-i project partners took place in Dublin. The H2020 EU funded project MARINERG-i is a key initiative created to develop an integrated European infrastructure to facilitate the future growth and development of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector.