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.
A chart showing all ORE site investigation projects planned off Ireland (but not neccessarily consented) at January 2021 is here January 14th, 2021
MRIA's renowned annual Forum is being held online on Friday morning, February 5th; over 30 leading speakers from all corners of the Offshore Renewable Energy sector. Admission is free. All you have to do is register at https://mriaforum2021.eventbrite.ie
MRIA statement to Oireachtas (Parliamentary) Committee on consenting legislation here November 2020
The RoI Dept of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is proposing to make an important amendment to their forthcoming offshore consenting legislation. MRIA's views are here October 20th, 2020
The OPFLOW Report sets out options for pre-commercial floating wind demonstrators off Ireland, published 24 Sept 2020. Please read it here
Ireland's National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) plus Annex is here August 5th, 2020
MRIA's Submission to RoI Grid Delivery Model Consultation here. July 22nd, 2020
Presentations from MRIA Council No.39 are available on Members Pages. June 30th, 2020
A Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda for Ocean Energy has been published here and should be an influence on the EU Commission's forthcoming Green Deal. June 2020
Major drive to offshore renewables for Ireland announced in Draft Programme for Government here . The Draft has been approved by the Parties involved and will be voted on by the Parties' members over the next two weeks. Includes big ambitions for floating wind and commitment to major R&D programme including wave energy. June 16th, 2020
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