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 Tank Testing Takes Off with Tidal Flyer

The Selkie Project, funded through the European regional Development fund, Ireland & Wales Cooperation Programme, are delighted to have had their first tidal energy technology developer, Tidal Flyer, complete a funded week’s tank testing at LiR, National Ocean Test facility (NOTF), Ireland’s primary facility for

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A closer look at the Selkie GIS T-E Tool

If you are a newcomer to the SELKIE project you might have gleaned from our website that the project has been working towards delivering a series of open-source tools to catalyse the development to commercialisation of marine energy devices, with a focus towards tidal and

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Selkie Holds Third AGM in Cork

Previous Next Last Week, The Selkie Project held its third Annual General Meeting. Workpackage leads from both Irish and Welsh partners assembled at the MaREI Centre, The Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for Energy, Climate and Marine, coordinated by the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) at

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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.