MaREI - Marine Renewable Energy Ireland - Cork

Jerry Murphy-MaREI
Prof. Jerry Murphy
Interim Centre Director
Tel: +353 (0)21 490 2286
Manufacturing and Materials

The SFI Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) Centre is a cluster of key academic and industrial partners dedicated to solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges related to marine renewable energy.

MaREI originates from well-established marine renewable energy (MRE)-related research entities throughout Ireland. The Centre comprises internationally recognised experts in MRE, and associated and complementary fields, capable of providing the research necessary for Ireland to achieve a commercially successful MRE industry. A primary focus is the development of strategic long-term relationships with industrial partners by providing them with access to world-class researchers and test-bed infrastructure.

This industry-centred approach provides a focal point to enable over 45 companies to participate in the development of a vertically integrated supply chain. The Centre will promote and enhance cross-fertilisation of ideas between industry and academia in the
MRE sector. This will generate new ideas or perspectives and provide an innovative environment that will yield intellectual property, leading to start-up companies and jobs. MaREI will deliver significant economic and societal impacts, by using internationally recognised groups in Irish universities and their industrial partnerships.

Research areas:

  • Device modelling, design, testing and optimisation
  • Power take-off, control and storage
  • Composite materials, structural testing
  • Resource assessment, environmental monitoring, consenting and governance analysis
  • Life-cycle analysis, techno-economic modelling and decision support systems

Research performed by:

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