Lir is Ireland’s National Ocean Test Facility (“NOTF”) which is an internationally renowned centre for excellence. 

Lir NOTF houses Ireland’s only infrastructure for small to medium scale laboratory testing of ocean and maritime systems, and has expert support personnel and a track record stretching back to 1977.

Lir NOTF engages with industry and researchers to support the development of these emerging technologies.

Reputed for contributions to wave, tidal and offshore wind energy development. Lir is also known for work with floating structures, offshore structures, coastal engineering including breakwaters and harbours, hydrodynamics, scour, vessels and offshore logistics.

Centre Director

Dr. Jimmy Murphy

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