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

Selkie is a new €4.2m 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 Project takes part in Blue economy event

Swansea University: LINC – Blue Economy Event The Selkie Project was delighted to take part in the Swansea University: LINC event at the end of June, centred around the Blue Economy and sustainable use of ocean resources in Wales. Hosted by Swansea University and Selkie’s

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Spotlight on the SELKIE Network – Hydrographic Surveys Ltd

Hydrographic Surveys Ltd Established in 1979, Hydrographic Surveys Ltd are an experienced marine survey company based in Crosshaven, Co. Cork, Ireland. They have been providing bathymetric survey solutions to their clients for the last 40 years and have seen the industry change drastically. They started

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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.