SEAI supports the sustainable development of Ireland's ocean energy potential through a number of activities.

National funding and policy

Prototype Development Fund

The main focus of the Prototype Development Fund programme is to stimulate the development and deployment of Ocean Energy (OE) devices and systems.

Ocean Energy Ireland Portal

For a detailed guide to marine renewable energy development in Ireland visit the Ocean Energy Ireland Portal.

International collaboration


The Ocean Energy ERA-NET Cofund is an initiative of eight national and regional government agencies from six European countries. Our key objectives are to:

  • Maintain and grow Europe’s world leading position in ocean energy
  • Help bring innovative low carbon energy solutions closer to commercial deployment
  • Drive down the levelised cost of energy (LCoE)
  • Create growth and jobs
  • Reduce the environmental impact of the energy system

Ocean Power Innovation Network

The Open Power Innovation Network (OPIN) is a cross-sectoral collaborative network that aims to accelerate the growth of the ocean energy sector and its supply chains across the partner regions of Ireland, the UK, Belgium, France, the Netherlands and Germany.

The basic premise of OPIN is to encourage both cross-sectoral and cross-regional collaboration for Offshore Renewable Energy SMEs. OPIN is committed to collaboration, learning, innovation and personal interaction in ocean energy technology development.

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