Development of a streamlined commercialisation pathway for the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) industry

Our aim


Establish a cross-border network of Marine Renewable Energy SMEs and supply chain companies.


Conduct industry-academic collaborative R&D projects.

R&D projects

Transfer R&D knowledge to wave and tidal industry/SME stakeholders, thereby advancing the technology sector as whole


Assist Irish and Welsh SMEs to progress along the path to commercialisation and to higher Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs) and Investment Readiness Levels.

Marine Renewable Energy technology (wave and tidal) development is not progressing as rapidly as desired in Ireland and Wales. Funding for R&D and pilot demonstration have been identified as a significant barrier to development.

Both Ireland and Wales have ample talent and expertise between the two jurisdictions to make the Marine Renewable Energy sector successfully viable.
the process


Develop shared technology tools for Marine Energy in Ireland & Wales
Techno-economic models
Foundations & Mooring Design
Physical & Numerical modelling
New Sersors & Data
Operation & Maintenance processes

Demonstration & Output

Pilot project demonstration of the tools
Validated open source tools
Cross border marine energy network
Technology transfer to SMEs


Reduced cost of energy €/MWH
Increased system performance


This project has received funding from the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the Ireland Wales Cooperation programme.

SELKIE coordinator location

Name: Gordon Dalton

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).
Environmental Research Institute, Beaufort Building
Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Email & Telephone
Telephone: +353 (0) 21 486 4300

Follow Us On Twitter Now Or Tweet Us Directly


SELKIE would like the support of key stakeholders in the MRE sector. If you feel that the outputs would benefit you if you would like to be involved in one of the pilot projects please get in touch with either :

(UCC Cork) Gordon Dalton
(UCC Cork) TJ Horgan
(Swansea U) Ian Masters