Marine energy has long term potential, says Government adviser
Long-term economic impact ‘cannot be underestimated’, Science Foundation Ireland head says
The Government’s chief scientific adviser has said the potential “long-term economic impact” of Ireland’s marine renewable energy research “cannot be underestimated”.
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) director general Prof Mark Ferguson also highlighted the “significant investment” of over €10 million by industry partners in the new Marine Renewable Energy Ireland (Marei) research centre.
Marei will focus on areas ranging from marine robotics and materials to offshore wind, wave and marine energy devices. It will also research technologies for electricity supply at home and abroad, supporting some 77 research posts.