Marine Renewable Energy Overview
The Marine Institute provides operational services for the Marine Renewable Energy sector.
The Marine Institute is making an application for a foreshore lease to allow for the upgrade of facilities and infrastructure at the renewable energy test site in Spiddal, Co. Galway.
Ireland’s Marine Renewable Energy Portal is an on-line single access point for relevant information and data for the Irish marine renewable energy community. The portal is a ‘signpost’ to marine data, maps and information for renewable energy site assessment, development and management.
Ireland’s marine renewable energy resources are considered amongst the best in the world. You can find out more information about the wave and tidal resources here.
There are 2 offshore test facilities in Ireland. The ¼ scale wave energy test site in Galway Bay and the full scale Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site off Belmullet, Co. Mayo. The ¼ scale test site will be cabled in 2015.
Under a joint Agreement with SEAI, the Marine Institute provides a range of marine services to support the development of the emerging Ocean Energy sector; the services include oceanographic monitoring, seabed mapping and data management; as well as technical expertise on new and innovative research projects.