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MaRINET2 launches Virtual Access Service


The EU-funded MaRINET2 project launched its Virtual Access Service today. The service provides researchers and technology developers with remote access to datasets gathered by offshore renewable energy research centres. It will help improve the standard of research across Europe in the offshore renewable energy area through improved access to data and research collaboration.

The Virtual Access Service will be explained in detail at a webinar on Thursday 7 December.

Europe is the global leader in offshore renewable energy research and development. MaRINET2 helps maintain this by supporting research activities and collaboration across its network of 57 world-leading research facilities.

MaRINET2’s Virtual Access Service will support research and development activities by increasing the quality of data available for research and development activities. Remote, free-of-charge access will be granted via applications. Today, three research facilities are making databases available, with more to be developed and added over the course of the MaRINET2 project. The databases available are:

  • CENER – Windbench
  • Ifremer – HOMERE
  • NTNU – Skipheia Met Station

Commenting on the launch Jimmy Murphy, MaRINET2 Project Coordinator from University College Cork, said: “High quality research is founded on high quality data access. MaRINET2’s Virtual Access Service provides a vehicle to increase the quality, and quantity, of data available to researchers in offshore renewable energy. We plan to build on this over the lifetime of the project”.

For further information register for the information webinar, scheduled on Thursday 7 December, or visit the MaRINET2 website.