The tidal research activities are focused in the following areas, leveraging the extensive modelling capabilities and testing facilities within MaREI:

  • Hydrodynamic design and testing of tidal turbines
  • Resource characterisation and resource assessment
  • Composite material design and testing
  • Numerical and physical modelling
  • Control strategy optimisation
  • Power take off design and testing
  • Examination of wave and tidal interactions
  • Electrical grid integration and power quality impacts of tidal farms
  • Storage integration with tidal farms

MaREI have collaborated with many stakeholders in the tidal energy industry, including:

  • Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC)
  • OpenHydro
  • DP Energy
  • GKinetic
  • Scotrenewables Tidal Power


    • Taoide: Technology Advancement of Ocean energy devices through Innovative Development of Electrical systems to increase performance and reliability
    • FloTEC: Floating Tidal Energy Conversion
    • MARINET 2: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.


    • MARINET: Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.