Marine Renewable Energy

Marine Renewable Energy


Ireland is uniquely placed in terms of its enviable marine renewable energy (MRE) resource, having one of the world’s highest wave and offshore wind resources, together with a favourable tidal regime. However, systems to harness MRE resources are at an early stage of development, and face significant challenges that will require innovative solutions to reduce time to market, and reduce costs to a reasonable level. MaREI (a Science Foundation Ireland Centre) is a cluster of key university and industrial partners dedicated to solving the main scientific, technological and socio-economic challenges related to marine renewable energy to reduce time to market and reduce costs to a competitive level. The MaREI Centre is headquartered in the Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy and is a constituent centre of the Environmental Research Institute.



Professor Conchur O’Bradaigh (Lead PI), Professor Tony Lewis, Dr Ray Alcorn, Dr Jimmy Murphy, Mr Brian Holmes, Dr Gordon Dalton, Dr Dara O’Sullivan, Dr Wanan Sheng, Dr Anne Marie O’Hagan.



The MaREI Research Programme aims to transform the MRE sector in Ireland by delivering science-based engineering solutions to the large-scale deployment of ocean energy devices. This covers all aspects of technology development, including energy conversion and storage, transmission and integration, as well as enabling ICT technologies and environmental considerations.

Environmental Research Institute

University College Cork, Lee Road, Cork