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Infrastructure Map

Bellmullet Wave Energy Test Site

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 environ

Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, Wilton Park House, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
+353-1-8082161
CAPPA

The Centre for Advanced Photonics & Process Analysis (CAPPA) is at the forefront of photonics research in Ireland.

Cork Institute of Technology, Rossa Avenue, Bishopstown, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 433 5338
Celtic Explorer

The RV Celtic Explorer is the larger of the two state-owned research vessels run by the Marine Institute.

Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. H91 R673
(+)353 (0)9 138 7200
Celtic Voyager

The RV Celtic Voyager, at 31.4m in length and a 4m draught is the smaller of our research vessels.  The vessel has wet, dry and chemical laboratories, which are permanently fitted with standard sci

Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. H91 R673
(+)353 (0)1 7753900
Coastal Observing Radar System (CODAR)

Mike Hartnett’s MaREI group in NUIG have successfully deployed new masts at Loop head and Inisheer which will allow MaREI to monitor most of the west coast south of Galway and up to 70 km offshore.

National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 524411
COER Wave Tank Facility

Mike Hartnett’s MaREI group in NUIG have successfully deployed new masts at Loop head and Inisheer which will allow MaREI to monitor most of the west coast south of Galway and up to 70 km offshore.

Maynooth University Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
+353 1 7086000
Commissioners of Irish Lights

 For example the Commissioner of Irish Lights operate a buoy network that has been used in the past for testing new technologies (e.g. by MESTECH in Dublin Bay).

Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland
+353 1 271 5400
Digital Ocean Data Platform

The Irish Digital Ocean platform provides access to a diverse range of services including online maps, data dashboards, data access, data search and publications.  It enables Irish digital marine r

Rinville, Oranmore, County Galway.
+353 091 387200
Dublin Bay Digital Diamond

The Dublin Bay Digital Diamond (DBDD) is an e-Navigation demonstrator project for the Dublin Bay area, the purpose of which is to provide an opportunity for users across the maritime sector to expl

Commissioners of Irish Lights, Harbour Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Ireland.
+353-1-2715400
Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site

Ireland’s ¼ scale ocean energy test site is located within the Galway Bay Marine and Renewable Energy Test Site and is situated 1.5km offshore in water depths ranging from 20m – 23m.

SmartBay Ireland Ltd, Parkmore Business Park West, Parkmore, Galway, Ireland.
+353 91 387 544
ICHEC

ICHEC operate the Fionn Supercomputer as part of the nationally available High-Performance Computing (HPC) Systems infrastructure and this has been used on marine related research projects.

IT302, IT Building NUI Galway Galway City H91 TK33 Ireland
+353 91 495491
Irish Air Corps

The Air Corps is the air component of the Permanent Defence Forces, based at Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin.

Casement Aerodrome, Baldonnel, Co. Dublin D22 X2Y4
(01) 403 7800
Irish Naval Service

The Naval Service is the State's principal seagoing agency with a general responsibility to meet contingent and actual maritime defence requirements.

Haulbowline, Cobh, Co. Cork, P24 CP21
(021) 4864700
Lir National Ocean Test Facility

Lir consists of state of the art wave tanks and electrical rigs that allow for scaled testing in a controlled environment.

LIR National Ocean Test Facility, Environmental Research Insitute, Beaufort Building, University College Cork, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland
+353 (0)21 486 4300
National Maritime College of Ireland

The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) is the first third level college in the country to be built under the Government’s Public-Private Partnership scheme.

National Maritime College of Ireland, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland.
+ 353 (0) 21 433 5600
Nimbus

The Nimbus Centre in CIT also operate the Litmus technology trialling infrastructure for the development of technologies in areas such asenergy and water.

Nimbus Centre, Cork Institute of Technology, Bishopstown, Cork.
+353 21 4335562
ROV Holland 1

The ROV Holland I was purchased in 2008 with the support of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).  It was supplied by Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD) of Newcastle, UK.

Rinville, Oranmore, Co. Galway. H91 R673
(+)353 (0)9 138 7200
SFI Connect Centre

There is additional opportunity to develop marine related demonstrators from IoT test-beds that have been funded e.g. the SFI Connect Pervasive Nation test-bed.

Dunlop Oriel House, Trinity College, Dublin Dublin 2 Ireland
+353-1-896-4889
SmartBay Ireland

SmartBay Ireland supports the testing and validation of novel sensors and equipment for its clients.

SmartBay Ireland Ltd, Marine Institute, Rinville Oranmore Galway, Ireland.
+353 91 387 544
SmartBay Subsea Cabled Observatory

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

SmartBay Ireland Ltd, Marine Institute, Rinville Oranmore, Galway, Ireland.
+353 91 387 544
The Entrepreneur Ship

The Entrepreneur Ship is a place of convergence between entrepreneurial talent and the explosion of new ideas and technologies coming from areas such as robotics, big data, biotechnology, power gen

IMERC Campus, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland
+353 (0)21 500 7520
Tidal Basin NUI Galway

The scale model laboratory houses the only tidal basin facility on the island of Ireland.

NUI Galway University Road Galway, Ireland
+353 91 524411
Tyndall National Institute

Tyndall National Institute hosts the only full CMOS (metal oxide semiconductor) integrated circuit construction, Micro Electronic Mechanical systems (MEMS)

Tyndall National Institute, Lee Maltings, Dyke Parade, Cork
(021) 490 4177
Wave Flume NUI Galway

Hydraulic and Aerodynamics laboratory in the Engineering building at NUI Galway is equipped with a range of state of the art facilities for education and research, including  a wave flume tank with

National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 524411