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.
This website was recently (May 2018) revamped to make it more accessible and user-friendly. The Association wants it 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.
June 2nd 2018: MRIA is delighted to hear that ocean energy pioneer Ray Alcorn is taking the plunge and seeking a big investment for his company www.exceedence.com through crowdfunding, the nearest yet that an Irish ocean energy company has come to going public!
29 May 2018: The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ireland has published a positive Interim Review of the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP). Click here to connect to the Review https://www.dccae.gov.ie/documents/OREDP%20Interim%20Review%2020180514.pdf
23 May 2018: New MRIA Policy Paper published: MRIA has just published a major new Paper on the collaboration and innovation challenges faced by ocean energy and has recommended a number of new initiatives. Click here to read the Paper
MRIA Forum 2018: A record attendance at MRIA's annual Forum held in February 2018 learnt about progess in the marine renewables emerging technlogies. Click here to see the presentations
MRIA Forum 2017: The presentations from the MRIA's 2017 Forum are available. Click here to see them