Presentations from 9th MRIA Forum, 2 February 2018

Please note that these presentations are in PowerPoint format and may take some time to download:

Opening by Minister Kyne and addresses by SEAI and DP Energy (sponsors). Chaired by Peter Coyle, Chairman of MRIA


Session 1: 'What is happening on the development front?'. Chaired by Dr Peter Heffernan, CEO of the Marine Institute

Progress of OPIN - Diane Tangney

European Developments - Remi Gruet, Chief Executive of Ocean Energy Europe

Scottish Developments - Jan Reid, Scottish Enterprise

Perspectives on Offshore Renewable Energy Consenting - Danielle Conaghan, Partner, Arthur Cox

Session 2: 'Technology and support progress'. Chaired by Sam McCloskey, DIrector of Centre for Advanced Sustainable Energy, QUB

Tidal Flyer - Theo Devanney, Open Ocean Energy

GKinetic - Vincent McCormack, CEO

Distributed Scale Compressed Air Energy Storage in Support of Tidal Energy in Co. Down - David Surplus, The B9 Group

Hywind - Jill Tully, Statoil (Equinor)

MaREI - Jimmy Murphy, MaREI

Carnegie Wavepower - Kieran O' Brien, Director

5 Minute Snapshots:

Optiwave: Aengus Connolly, Wood PLC

Wave Force Energy - John Miller

Marine Spatial Planning Underway - Phillip Nugent, DHPLG

IEC Standards - John Fitzgerald, IEC TC 114 Ireland

An Environmental Viewpoint - Brian Burke, BirdWatch Ireland

Eirwind - Val Cummins, MaREI

Infrastucture Gap Analysis - Paul Doherty, CEO, Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions

Perspectives on Emerging Technology Options - Brendan Barry, ESB

SmartBay is back! - John Breslin, General Manager

Bombora Wavepower - Sam Leighton, Managing Director

Wave Energy Resource Assessment - Charlotte O'Kelly, Managing Director, Techworks Marine

Tribute Eoin Sweeney RIP, a pioneer - Professor Tony Lewis


Session 3 'A selection of projects under the MaREI programme'. Chair: Jimmy Murphy MaREI

Introduction to benchmark WEC project- Brian Flannery, UCC and Matthew Ancellin, UCD

Wave forecasting and its use in real time wave energy device control- Alexis Merigaud, Maynooth University

MaREI future research in MRE- Jimmy Murphy, UCC

Numerical modelling of the ocean energy wave energy convertor- Wanen Sheng, MaREI

Testing of hybrid wind and wave platform- M Shanley, F Thieubaut, J Murphy and C Wright: UCC

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