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.
August 2nd 2018 Exceedence, founded by ocean energy pioneer Dr Ray Alcorn, is Crowdfunding, a first for the sector. The Exceedence video can be found Here
August 1st 2018 The presentations from the afternoon - 'MaREI' - session, Session 3, of the MRIA Forum 2018 are now available (along with the rest of the presentations which were posted earlier) here
July 27th 2018 MRIA notes with deep regret the sudden closure of one of our founding members, OpenHydro. The outstanding pioneers at OpenHydro can be proud of their work which saw a small Irish company develop into a global enterprise which worked at the frontiers of engineering knowledge and brought the OpenHydro tidal devices within reach of technical success. MRIA wishes all of the team at OpenHydro well for the future.
July 25th 2018 The Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Ireland has published details of a new Renewable Energy Support Scheme (RESS) and details can be found here https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/energy/topics/Renewable-Energy/electricity/renewable-electricity-supports/ress/Pages/default.aspx