Wave Energy MaREI

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

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


      • 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.
Wave Energy 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.


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’s Prof. Tony Lewis Honoured at Symposium (March 1st, 2016)

Global leaders in the field of marine renewable energy were in Cork on February 29th and March 1st to attend a 2-day symposium in honour of the ‘father of ocean energy’, MaREI’s Prof. Tony Lewis.


The primary objective of OPERA is to gather open-sea operating experience to reduce the cost of wave energy.


The TIDES project will deliver one of the first tidal energy farms, located 2km off the Co. Antrim coast of Northern Ireland.