• MaREI Signs MOU with Zhejiang University (July 22nd, 2015)

    July 22nd, 2015 – A delegation from the prestigious Zhejiang University, which included their Vice President and Director of the Institute for Thermal Energy, visited MaREI’s new headquarters at the Beaufort Building and the Environmental Research Institute before signing a Memorandum of Understanding with UCC President Michael Murphy and the Vice Director of MaREI Prof Jerry D Murphy on July 22nd 2015. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between UCC and Zhejiang University will strengthen research and teaching collaboration between the two universities including the initiation of a student exchange program at undergraduate level between Energy Engineering in Zhejiang University and Energy Engineering in UCC. At postgraduate level, […]

What is MaREI?

MaREI is a marine and energy-based research, development and innovation hub based in Ireland. We combine the expertise of a wide range of research groups and industry partners, with the shared mission of solving the main scientific, technical and socio-economic challenges across the marine and energy spaces. MaREI delivers tailored technological solutions to companies through the delivery of its industry-led research programme, providing innovative solutions that reduce the time to market, and reduce costs to a competitive level […]


The nucleus of MaREI originates from well-established marine and energy-based research entities distributed throughout Ireland. The PI team comprises internationally recognised experts in these fields from UCC, NUIG, UL, MU, UCD, and CIT, who have complementary research backgrounds key to providing the underpinning research necessary for Ireland to achieve commercially successful marine and energy industries. The multidisciplinary nature of these groups reflects the breadth of expertise required to create a national-scale Centre to support the R&D requirements of the marine and energy industries, both in Ireland and abroad. […]


Through their involvement in MaREI, each of our Partners is exposed to some of the most cutting-edge research developments and innovations across the marine and energy spaces, and interaction with other MaREI Partner Companies can lead to significant synergies and cross-fertilisation of ideas. In this regard, MaREI provides a one-stop shop for industry to carry out research and development activities, and the possibility to generate strategic relationships that open doors to new opportunities and into new sectors. MaREI is always interested in engaging with new industry partners, ranging from SMEs to MNCs. […]

Associated MaREI EU Project Profiles

  • leanwind
  • MINATURA2020
  • AquaSpace
  • Aquacross
  • RiCORE
  • DTOcean
  • geowave
  • Commonsense
  • marinet