mria Welcome to the website of the Marine Renewables Industry Association (MRIA) which represents companies and interests on the island of Ireland - Ireland and Northern Ireland - in the Marine Renewables Emerging Technologies' (MRET) fields of wave, tidal, floating wind and 'hybrid' energy. The Association includes firms engaged in device development and manufacture, developers of projects and sites, academic researchers, consultants, professional firms and researchers.
The Association is an all-island body.
The Association wants this website to become an important source for all interested in the Marine Renewables Emerging Technologies and welcomes e.g. any donations of photographs of MRET devices or facilities for the site. We would also be delighted for any suggestions for the (Members only....sorry!) Library.
Report on Irish offshore wind opportunity prepared by the Carbon Trust for IWEA, published on May 28th, 2020, is here
Recent review of UK wave and tidal energy by University of Edinburgh is here May 7th, 2020
National Marine Planning Framework Consultation Draft - MRIA's submission is here. April 24th, 2020
MRIA's Submission to the Public Consultation on The Development of a National Security Strategy is here. The new National Security Analysis Centre, Department of An Taoiseach (Prime Minister) conducted a welcome review of security issues and MRIA made the case for attention to the security of offshore renewables as a matter of priority.
MRIA's Submission on Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction is here
The presentations made at the 11th MRIA Marine Renewables Emerging Technologies Industries Forum held on February 6th 2020 are available here
The Association wishes to thank Letterkenny Institute of Technology and Udaras na Gaeltachta for their generous sponsorship in 2020 of this increasingly global event . Sponsorship allows MRIA to retain the unique 'free to enter' policy to the annual Forum which is so vital in an emerging technology featured by start up companies and by research programmes with limited resources.