Wave Energy

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


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