MARINA Mobilisation and Mutual Learning (MML) Workshop, Wave Energy in Ireland: Perspective on Policy – Galway, Ireland

2017-01-26 14:00 - 2017-01-26 18:00
Marine Institute, Rinville West, Galway, Irlanda Marine Institute, Rinville West, Galway, Irlanda

26th January 2017

Wave Energy in Ireland: Considering the Future - Perspectives on Policy

The development of wave energy technology presents a number of challenges, both in terms of technology and related regulatory frameworks.  To tackle these technological challenges, as in any R&D activity, significant funding and regulatory support is required.  In Ireland, policy is in place to promote and develop an indigenous wave energy industry.  However, voices in the industry identify the high risk nature of projects as an obstacle for access to funding, and to the continued development of the sector. Through dialogue with regulators, policy-makers and other stakeholders, critical challenges and appropriate policy measures / responses will be identified.

Are current policy measures sufficient for the development of wave energy technology?

You want to use your creative mind to develop solutions that best serve individual citizens, your local community and the European society at large. You want to make sure that your needs and expectations are taken into account when local, national and European decisions and innovations are being developed.


The workshop is organised by MaREI Centre, University College Cork (team comprising Dr. Martin Le Tissier, Jeremy Gault, Cathal O’Mahony and Hester Whyte) using the Focus Group Methodology. It will involve citizens, scientists, business representatives, entrepreneurs, local authorities and policy makers in an open dialogue. Together, you will define a common vision and a roadmap of solutions and actions to face this challenge. The results, together with the outcomes of the other MARINA workshops in Europe, will be freely accessible on the MARINA Web Knowledge Sharing Platform, used for identifying lessons learned and best practices and disseminated at European policy conferences.

26-01-2017, 2.00 PM

Marine Institute, Rinville, Oranmore,

Galway, Ireland