About Us

MaREI is the world-leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork. MaREI has over 200 researchers across 13 partner institutes in Ireland working with 75 industry partners focussing on the energy transition, climate action and the blue economy. MaREI delivers excellent research with societal impact by supporting industry, informing policy and empowering society.

MaREI’s research capabilities cover a wide range of cross-cutting topics in marine renewable energy technologies, materials and structures, observation and operations, coastal and marine systems, bioenergy, energy policy and modelling, and energy management.  MaREI researchers work with collaborators in more than 36 countries and this research increasingly underpins energy and climate policies of the Irish Government and the European Union. Through engaged research and dialogue with stakeholders and communities, MaREI also supports the human and societal dimensions of climate action and marine conservation.

The research team comprises internationally recognised experts in energy, climate and marine from University College Cork, University of Limerick, NUI Galway, Maynooth University, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Cork Institute of Technology, Trinity College Dublin, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Technological University Dublin, The Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, Tyndall National Institute, and the Economic and Social Research Institute.

Science Foundation Ireland is the principal funding body of MaREI.