MaREI have collaborated with many leaders in the wind energy industry, including:
•    Mainstream Renewable Power
•    Enerco Energy
•    Acciona
•    Iberdrola
•    EDF
•    Dong
•    Statoil
•    Aerodyn
•    Skysails

Offshore Wind Energy


MaREI has an extensive research and publication record in Offshore Wind Energy. We are members of the European Academy of Wind Energy, the Irish Wind Energy Association, the European Wind Energy Association and the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Program in Wind Energy. Research activities are focused in the following areas:

  • Hydrodynamic design and testing of floating structures/vessels.
  • Operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms
  • Financial modelling to aid front end engineering design of offshore wind farm projects
  • Multi use of marine space
  • Wind characterisation and resource assessment
  • Condition monitoring and fault detection
  • Meteocean condition analysis and assessment
  • Composite material design and testing
  • Numerical and physical modelling of mooring systems
  • Control strategy optimisation
  • Electrical grid integration
  • Social and economic aspects of wind energy generation


    • MARINET 2: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
    • LEANWIND: Logistic Efficiencies And Naval architecture for Wind Installations with Novel Developments.
    • AWESCO: Airborne Wind Energy System Modelling, Control and Optimization.
    • Business Models for Community Ownership of Wind Farms: SEAI funded project.


    • MARINET: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
    • MARINA PLATFORM: Marine Renewable Integrated Application Platform.
    • ORECCA: Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action.
    • MARIBE: Marine Investment for the Blue Economy.


MaRINET2 1st Access Call Opening 10th April

MaRINET2 is a network of 39 partners, involving research centres and organisations cooperating to progress offshore renewable energy technologies such as wave, tidal and offshore-wind.

Wavepower Technologies Opens R&D Centre In Cork Creating 10 New Jobs

UK Company, Wavepower Technologies, opens new office at The Entrepreneur Ship (MaREI) Cork.

MaREI to Coordinate €2m EU Project Marinerg-i

Distributed Testing Infrastructures United To Create An Integrated Centre For Delivering Offshore Renewable Energy

MaREI to lead €10.5m EU marine renewable energy project

The EU MaRINET2 initiative aims to accelerate the development of offshore renewable energy technologies and infrastructure...
Comanche ROV

MMRRC at UL purchased a new Remotely Operated Vehicle under the MaREI SFI grant

MMRRC at UL, has purchased a new ROV, and associated launch and recovery systems, under a MaREI SFI infrastructure grant.
Portroe Trials Group Photo

Portroe Trials

MMRRC and Marine Institue participated in a Work Class ROV Trials near Portroe, Ireland.

Floating wind turbine undergoes extreme testing in Irelands' National Ocean Test Facility

Floating wind turbine undergoes extreme testing in Irelands' National Ocean Test Facility

Launch of Strategic Roadmap for Ocean Energy

The ‘Ocean Energy Strategic Roadmap’, produced by the Ocean Energy Forum, was recently launched to identify the challenges facing the sector on its path to commercial readiness and to identify solutions to overcome them.
Wave Energy MaREI

Multi-Million Euro Ocean Energy Project Coordinated By MaREI Researchers At UCC

MaREI announces the kick-off of a multi-million euro technology development project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme...
Breaking the Surface 2016 photo

Breaking the Surface 2016 Workshop

MaREI researchers and PhD students participated in the 8th Breaking the Surface 2016 Workshop.

Oceantec WEC heads to bimep

Oceantec wave energy converter is en route to the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (bimep) for the upcoming testing campaign.

MaREI Awarded Over €4m in SFI Infrastructure Funding

MaREI have been awarded over €4m in grants for research equipment…