Related Bodies

These are the external bodies on which MRIA is active:

The Bryden Centre for Advanced Marine and Bio-Energy Research

The Bryden centre at Queens University Belfast is a €9.7m multi-jurisdictional (Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland) research centre supported by the EU's INTERREG - VA programme. It will recruit 34 PhD candidates across the marine and bIo-energy disciplines. MRIA serves on the Advisory Board.


FORESEA (Funding Ocean Renewable Energy through Strategic European Action) is an €11m Interreg North West Europe project. Its helps bring offshore renewable energy technologies to the market by providing free access to North-West Europe’s world-leading network of test centres. MRIA is an 'invited' member of the International Advisory Board

Eirwind MaREI

The Eirwind wind industry led research project on offshore wind is being developed in partnership with MaREI. MRIA serves on the Advisory Group

Irish Marine Industry Network (IMIN)

IMIN is a recent initiative to position Ireland at the forefront of marine innovation through maximising collaboration and cross-sectoral opportunities. It is led by Enterprise Ireland and the Irish Maritime Development Office and up to 100 organisations may ultimately be involved. MRIA is an active member of the Network

Marine Spatial Planning (MSP)

The development of an overarching national marine spatial plan is identified as an Irish Government objective in the overarching policy, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. A clear framework for marine spatial planning (MSP) has the potential to deliver a wide range of benefits for Ireland’s marine sector. MRIA serves on the Marine Spatial Planning Advisory Group.


MARINERG-i is an EU supported project to develop a plan for an integrated European research infrastructure network for offshore renewable energy. MRIA provides the Irish national delegate to the project's Transnational Advisory Committee

Ocean Energy Europe

Ocean Energy Europe is the representative body for ocean energy - wave and tidal - in Europe with over 120 members and is headquartered in Brussels. MRIA is a member of the Board.

Offshore Renewable Energy Steering Group

The ORESG is an interdepartmental group of officials responsible, under the lead Department (Communications, Climate Action and Environment) with overseeing the implementation of Ireland's Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan. MRIA is a member of the consultative group which meets with the ORESG after each of its meetings.