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.


‘For wave and tidal potential, geography is definitely on our side’

Professor Tony Lewis is interviewed by The Irish Times Interviews John Ringwood recently interviewed MaREI Principle Investigator Professor John Ringwood. Read about what he has to say in this article.

MaREI Researchers at the Ecological Vehicles and Renewable Energies Conference

  At the recent EVER (Ecological Vehicles and Renewable…


MARINET 2 aims to provide greater access to testing infrastructures across Europe, and is driven to improve the quality of testing internationally through standardisation of testing and staff exchange programmes.


MARINERG-i will produce a scientific and business plan for an integrated European Research Infrastructure, designed to facilitate the future growth and development of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector.

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.

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.