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Marine data service sets sail

MaRINET2 launches virtual access to research centres

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The EU-funded MaRINET2 programme has launched a so-called Virtual Access Service (VAS) aimed at providing developers with remote access to datasets gathered by offshore renewable energy research centres.

Free-of-charge access to VAS will be granted via applications, said programme organisers.

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 Ifremer’s HOMERE for wave, NTNU’s Skipheia met mast station and CENER’s Windbench for offshore wind.

MaRINET2 project coordinator from University College Cork Jimmy Murphy said: “High quality research is founded on high quality data access.

“VAS 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”.

The VAS will be explained in detail at a webinar on Thursday 7 December via the MaRINET2 website.

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