Development of a streamlined commercialisation pathway for the Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) industry.
What is selkie?

Selkie is a €5.2m cross-border project aiming to boost the marine energy industry in Wales and Ireland. Selkie is bringing together leading researchers and businesses to improve the performance of Wave and Tidal marine energy devices.


Both countries have ample talent and expertise to make the MRE sector successfully viable. University College Cork are leading the project in partnership with Swansea University, Marine Energy Wales, Menter Môn, DP Energy Ireland and Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions, Dublin.


The project activity will establish a cross-border network of developers and supply chain companies in Ireland and Wales and create a set of multi-use technology, engineering and operation tools, templates, standards and models for use across this sector. Selkie will test and validate the technology tools on two pilot demonstration technologies, one wave and one tidal. Project resources will be used to undertake meaningful technology transfer of these tools and they will be made open access post-project.


Selkie is developing standardised, open source, engineering, economic ,multi-use technology tools, templates, standards and models especially designed for this sector

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SELKIE Draws the Curtain on 4 Years Project Operation

After four years of operation, the SELKIE project has reached its conclusion. This collaborative endeavour between two universities and four industry partners aimed to advance the development and deployment of marine renewable energy technologies in Wales and Ireland. In this blog post, we will explore

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SELKIE holds Closing Event at Swansea University SELKIE held  its closing event on Friday 28th April at Swansea University’s Engineering Faculty.  The closing event was held as a hybrid format with both in- person attendance as well as  online.  The full agenda included evaluative updates from all 9 work packages that

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SELKIE delivers full support at MEW2023

SELKIE went all out at what will be the project’s last representation at the largest conference dedicated to Marine Energy in the United Kingdom.   MEW2023 was held at the impressive Swansea Arena, 21-22 March. This year’s conference was the most attended event by far, with

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Selkie is a consortium of two higher education institutions University College Cork (UCC) and Swansea University (SU)) and four expert SMEs GDG Ltd. (GDG), DP Energy Ireland Ltd. (DP), Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum CiC(PCF) and Menter Môn Cyf (MM).

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