Ocean Energy Ireland News

  • Ireland Pavilion at International Convention for Marine Renewable Energy 2015, France

    The International Convention for Marine Renewable Energy (THETIS MRE) in Nantes, France was on 20th-21st May 2015.  The theme of the Conference was ‘Marine Renewable Energy, from Opportunity to Industrial Reality.’  It provided an opportunity to (i) Promote services dedicated to marine renewable energy that will support business development; (ii) Gather national and international stakeholders to promote the role of marine renewable energy within energy policy.

  • SEAI to hold Public Information Day on proposed Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site and offer energy saving advice

    The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) will hold an energy information event at the Civic Offices in Belmullet on 11th June 2015. Members of the public are invited to attend this event to get updates on the proposed Atlantic Marine Energy Test Site and free energy saving advice for their homes and businesses that will be available on the day between 2pm and 8pm.

  • A major upgrade of national marine R&D infrastructure is underway in Galway Bay

    The first phase of installation of Ireland’s first subsea cabled observatory was completed this week.  The observatory is located at the Ocean Energy Test and Demonstration Site in Galway Bay.  The test site is located 1.5km offshore in water depths of circa. 23m and is restricted to shipping.  The first phase of the installation was the deployment of the cable which extends from a shore station located at the second level school ‘Colaiste Chroí Mhuire,’ in Spiddal to an underwater frame on the test site. The cable is 4km in length and provides power and high bandwidth delivery of data to the observatory and the test site.

  • Welcome to Ireland's Marine Renewable Energy Portal

    Welcome to the Ireland’s Marine Renewable Energy Portal!  The Portal provides a consolidated source of information for the ocean energy community - it is a ‘one stop shop’ where you can find the most relevant and up to date information.  It is your guide to marine renewable energy development in Ireland.  In excess of 25 organisations have contributed content to the site. 
    The site was launched at the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) in Halifax in November 2014, the sector’s leading industry event. This launch consisted of a conference presentation delivered by Brian Carroll of DCENR (see here), a promotional video and an exhibition stand that drew under the Irish representatives at the event together under the Ocean Energy Ireland brand.

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