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Marine-i will connect you with the best leading RD&I scientists in their field at three leading research institutions, so they can work with you to develop your product and take it to the stage at which it can be commercialised. 

Here are some of the specific areas where we can offer you research expertise:

Key areas

  • Marine technology 
  • Aquaculture technology 
  • Mooring systems / component development
  • Marine operations and maintenance strategies
  • Wave, tidal and floating wind 
  • Autonomous marine systems and robotics
  • Applied optimization 
  • Coastal and marine environment condition monitoring 
  • Beach morphology and flood/erosion risk assessment
  • Marine pollution
  • Marine ecology

Key sub-sectors

  • Energy efficiency and generation
  • Wind/ wave/ current loading
  • Wave tidal and floating wind device design 
  • Wave, tidal and floating wind operations and maintenance
  • Mooring design and analysis
  • Optimization of Floating Platform design 
  • Drivetrain design and reliability assessment
  • Material and mechanical behaviour
  • AI and data science
  • Remote sensing and coastal modelling
  • Advanced composites
  • Marine propulsion
  • Coastal engineering and coastal defences

Key skills

  • Analytical/computational modelling and analysis
  • Experimental modelling and analysis
  • Device testing and array testing
  • Environmental modelling
  • Sediment measurement
  • Reliability assessments
  • Hydrodynamic experimentation
  • Mechanical experimentation
  • Marine data measurement and analysis
  • Machine learning and artificial intelligence
  • Cost of energy modelling
  • Failure modes effect analysis
  • Materials analysis and characterisation
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis. 
  • Supply chain identification and development
  • Technology assessment and de-risking
  • Project approvals, consenting and support to site characterisation

Software Capabilities

  • Ansys
  • Nemoh
  • OpenFOAM
  • OrcaFlex
  • SWAN
  • Python
  • SolidWorks
  • Delft3D Flow

Through Marine-I, you have access to research experts, scientists and engineers at the cutting edge of marine technology. Email