MaREI have collaborated with many leaders in the wave energy industry, including:

  • Iberdrola
  • ScottishPower Renewables
  • EDF
  • Global Maritime Ltd
  • Kymaner
  • GeoProbing Technology AS
  • OceanTec
  • TFI Marine
  • TTI mooring system
  • Seaflex AB
  • WavePower
  • SeaEnergies


MaREI has an extensive research and publication record in Wave Energy. We are members of IEA-OES (Ocean Energy Systems), IEC TC-114 standards, Ocean Energy Europe (OEE) and TP-Ocean (The Technology and Innovation Platform for Ocean Energy), and the European Energy Research Alliance’s Joint Program in Marine Energy. Research activities are focused in the following areas:

  • Hydrodynamics and testing of wave-structures interactions
  • Hydrodynamic optimisation for device power performance
  • PTO optimisation and control strategies
  • Numerical and physical modelling of mooring systems
  • Multi use of marine space
  • Composite and alternative material design and testing
  • Electrical grid integration
  • Wave characterisation and resource assessment
  • Meteocean condition analysis and assessment
  • Operations and maintenance of wave farms
  • Financial modelling to aid front end engineering design wave farm projects
  • Condition monitoring and fault detection
  • Social and economic aspects of wave energy generation


      • MARINET 2: H2020 project, Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
      • OPERA: H2020 project, Open Sea Operating Experience to Reduce Wave Energy Cost.
      • DTOcean: FP7 project, Optimal Design Tools for Ocean Energy Arrays.
      • GRS Multi-platform, commercial project, funded by GRSI and MaREI.


    • GeoWAVE: FP7 project, Geotechnical design solutions for the offshore renewable wave energy industry.
    • MARINET: FP7 project, Marine Renewables Infrastructure Network.
    • CORES: FP7 project, Components for Ocean Renewable Energy Systems.
    • MARIBE: H2020 project, Marine Investment for the Blue Economy.
    • MARINA PLATFORM: FP7 project, Marine Renewable Integrated Application Platform.
    • ORECCA: FP7 project, Off-shore Renewable Energy Conversion platforms – Coordination Action.