Lir consists of state of the art wave tanks and electrical rigs that allow for scaled testing in a controlled environment.
SmartBay is Ireland’s national marine and renewable energy test and demonstration facility which is ideally located within Galway Bay. The test site is suitable for developers wishing to undertake low-cost sea trials and validation of devices and components at various technology readiness levels. The Test Site is situated 1.5km offshore in water depths ranging from 20m – 23m.
The Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site (AMETS) is being developed by Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) to facilitate testing of full scale wave energy converters in an open ocean environment.
The Marine Institute is collaborating with SEAI, MaREI (UCC) and SmartBay Ireland to develop a national test and demonstration facility for marine energy and technology at the ¼-scale ocean energy test site, in north Galway Bay, near Spiddal.
The Dublin Bay Digital Diamond (DBDD) is an e-navigation and communications proof of concept test bed in Dublin Bay
Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has a range of test facilities including a Belfast Wave Tank, Portaferry Wide Wave Basin, Wave Demonstration Site and Tidal Demonstration Site.