University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork

Contact: Gregorio Iglesias

A Short Description of the UCC

University College Cork (UCC) is a leading research and higher education institution in Ireland, with a strong track record in Marine Renewable Energy. Recently (2017) named as The Times University of the Year, UCC is one of the leading partners of MaREI, the Marine and Renewable Energy Centre Ireland; it also owns and manages, through its Environmental Research Institute, the National Ocean Test Facility (NOTF-LIR) in Ringaskiddy, in the outskirts of Cork.

The research centre involved in the project will be the Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and, in particular, MaREI (Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland). MaREI has coordinated numerous European and national projects around marine energy themes, including MARINET, MARINET2, MARINERG-i, TIDES, MARIBE, COMMON SENSE (implementation of European Union Marine Policies), etc.

Role In Project

The main tasks allocated to UCC in Iliad

UCC will contribute to WP1, WP2, WP5, WP7, WP8, WP10 and WP11.


University College Cork – National University of Ireland, Cork

Western Road



Work Packages

WP1 | Co-designing the Digital Twins of the Oceans

WP2 | Data Acquisition from Pilots/Collection of Existing Databases

WP5 | DTO Modeling and Analytics services

WP7 | Demonstration and impact assessment of Iliad pilots

WP8 | Policy Impact Facility

WP10 | Stakeholder Engagement and Capacity Building

WP11 | Outreach, Communication and Dissemination

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