The Netherlands has nine institutes that facilitate testing and demonstration of new marine energy technologies. In total, there are 24 different test facilities available. The Dutch test facilities can host technologies of Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) of 1 up to 9. Most are suited to tidal stream and wave energy conversion systems. Several facilities are equipped to test tidal range, OTEC, salinity gradient and floating solar technologies as well.
The Dutch research & open water testing infrastructure (NL-MARINERG-i) is part of a larger European scientific collaboration (MARINERG-i) to accelerate the research development and deployment of wave, tidal, offshore wind and combined Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) technologies. At its disposal will be the facilities, tools and e-infrastructure necessary to support research in ORE as a core activity within ocean and engineering science. For more information see the overview here.