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Upcoming events

  • iTWIST 2020 - online from Centrale Nantes
    November 30, 2020 - December 4, 2020
    iTWIST 2020 (International Traveling Workshop on Interactions between low-complexity data models and Sensing Techniques) will be held online with a two-day doctoral school followed by three days of workshop.




Latest News


  • SWEL tests its wave system in the Ocean tank of Centrale Nantes, as part of the MEA project
    November 18, 2020
    SWEL, Sea Wave Energy Ltd, is a UK based company with its testing facilities located in Larnaca, Cyprus. The company came to Centrale Nantes in October under the MEA programme, an Interreg North West Europe project which aims to increase the technical and commercial maturity of upcoming technologies by providing access to industry leading testing facilities and experts from over the EU.
  • Ocean DEMO awards support to 12 developers for 3rd call
    November 4, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project has awarded recommendations for support to 12 offshore renewable energy developers under its 3rd call. The awards will support developers on their path to commercialisation and ease the transition of ocean energy towards multi-device farms by providing free access to open sea test sites.
  • NExT gets back on track
    October 16, 2020
    The University of Nantes, Nantes University Hospital, Inserm and Centrale Nantes have adopted an action plan reaffirming their shared determination to build a new university model alongside Nantes Saint-Nazaire School of Fine Arts, the National School of Architecture of Nantes and the Jules Verne Institute of Technological Research.

    This decision signals the re-launch of the project. Next steps: approval of the statutes for the future establishment in March-April 2021, evaluation of the I-SITE by an international panel in Autumn 2021 and the creation of Nantes Université in January 2022.
  • Zero-Defect Manufacturing: simulation in real time at Centrale Nantes
    October 7, 2020
    The STREAM-0D project to develop a solution for Zero-Defect Manufacturing has come to a successful conclusion. STREAM-0D is a European project, with Horizon 2020 funding, under the ‘Factories of the Future’ public-private partnership.
  • Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest - Five innovative projects selected to advance offshore energy production on the SEM-REV site
    September 22, 2020
    The partners of the Sea-GRID Call for Expression of Interest unveiled today the five winning projects! Enthusiastic responses were received across the board to this call, which aims to develop concrete and innovative solutions for the smart management of electricity produced offshore on the Centrale Nantes test site, SEM-REV. The selected projects focus on new energy storage solutions, multi-use offshore platforms, onshore uses and the development of an underwater hub...
  • Rogue waves form from random waves - tests in the towing tank
    September 15, 2020
    Rogue waves are very powerful ocean waves, which can form on both calm and rough seas. This sudden and unpredictable phenomenon may be rare, but it needs to be studied. It has recently been the subject of joint collaboration between researchers from Centrale Nantes - via the LHEEA - the CNRS and the universities of Paris and Lille. Tests in wave tanks have shown that a set of random waves can also provoke the formation of rogue waves, thus providing better understanding.
  • Naval Group, Sirehna and Centrale Nantes renew their Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology
    September 9, 2020
    On 4 September, Naval Group, Sirehna and Centrale Nantes signed an agreement to continue their co-operation within their joint research laboratory, the Joint Laboratory of Marine Technology.
  • Two SEM-REV speakers at FOWT 2020
    September 7, 2020 - September 9, 2020
    The FOWT (Floating Offshore Wind Turbines) 2020 Conference is held Marseille (7 & 8 September, and broadcast live) and by video-conference (9 September).
  • OceanDEMO call 3 user workshop
    June 30, 2020
    This webinar will take place on June 30, 2020 from 15:00 to 16:30.
  • Ginevra Rubino receives the "Fall 2020 NATO AVT Young Contributor Award"
    June 19, 2020
    The LHEEA is pleased to announce that the "NATO Applied Vehicle Technology (AVT) Panel Awards Committee" has awarded Ms. Ginevra Rubino with the "Fall 2020 NATO AVT Young Contributor Award" for her overall research work on NATO AVT collaborative research projects.
  • The engine test benches are back in gear
    June 12, 2020
    Like the other test facilities at Centrale Nantes, the engine test benches had to put their testing on hold in March 2020.
  • Testing back on track in the LHEEA wind tunnels!
    June 9, 2020
    An update on wind tunnel testing in the LHEEA.
  • Are renewable energies the solution? A web conference by Centrale Nantes
    June 2, 2020
    Given Centrale Nantes' dual vocation of training and research, the school strives to disseminate knowledge as widely as possible. Aurélien Babarit, research engineer at LHEEA* and specialist in Marine Renewable Energy, talks online about one of Centrale Nantes' 3 strategic themes: energy transition.
  • Ocean Demo third call to focus on progression towards multi device installations
    June 2, 2020
    The EU-funded Ocean DEMO project opened its 3rd call today. Successful applicants will receive free access to test their ocean energy products and services in real sea environments at the project’s network of test centres.
  • Centrale Nantes gets a mention in the prestigious Wohlers Report
    May 12, 2020
    Centrale Nantes cited in the 2020 Wohlers Report - widely considered the "bible" of 3D printing.
Published on February 5, 2016 Updated on April 24, 2020