Welcome to the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre

HMRC is changing and has amalgamated with our sister operation (CMRC) under the new banner of Beaufort so please forgive our appearance as we re-brand prior to the opening of our state of the art building later this year

The Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) at University College Cork was established in 1979. It is a centre of excellence within Ireland for Ocean Renewables and Coastal Engineering providing support to the maritime industry as well as fundamental R&D.

The staff at the HMRC have been selected from a wide range of engineering backgrounds; including civil, environmental, electrical and electronic, mechanical, aeronautical and oceanographic. This provides a diverse assortment of experience and skills to explore the multi disciplinary technology. Further growth is expected over the next few months, taking on a number of Post-doctoral researchers, engineers and PhD students.

The Centre, which is principally a dedicated research facility, also offers a teaching and education function. It houses the only facilities for wave simulation in Ireland with a Wave Flume and an Ocean Wave Basin.

EC-based campanies and research groups located outside Ireland can now apply to test at HMRC’s Ocean Wave Basin or Rotating Electrical Test Rig free-of-charge through the EC-funded MARINET initiative.  See www.fp7-marinet.eu for further information.‌