Jerry Murphy-MaREI
Prof. Jerry Murphy & and Brian Ó Gallachóir
Centre Directors
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MaREI - Marine Renewable Energy Ireland - Cork

MaREI is the Marine and Renewable Energy Research Centre supported by Science Foundation Ireland. It combines the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and renewable energy sectors.

In addition to fundamental research relating to marine and renewable energy, the Centre provides targeted research and consulting services to a wide range of companies. MaREI offers unique world class marine renewable energy testing infrastructure, state-of-the-art structural laboratories, novel prototypes and measurement equipment that allow the systematic identification and reduction of development risks through a structured ‘Technology Readiness Level’ (TRL) development cycle. This, combined with the technical competence of its employees, makes MaREI a preferred research and development partner for companies and research institutes across the world.

MaREI has 180 researchers across six academic partner institutions, working with 46 industry partners. It is coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at University College Cork. MaREI has built upon the excellent track record of well-established marine and energy-based research groups across each of our academic partners, covering a range of cross-cutting topics across seven main research areas.

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Research areas:

  • MRE technologies
  • Materials and structures
  • Observations and operations
  • Coastal and marine systems
  • Bioenergy
  • Energy policy and modelling
  • Energy management

Research performed by:

  • University College Cork
  • University of Limerick
  • NUI Galway
  • Maynooth University
  • University College Dublin
  • Cork Institute of Technology

Funded by:

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