Welcome to the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre

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.‌