The 12th EWTEC is organized by by the UCC Beaufort Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy and will be held in Cork, Ireland.

The 12th EWTEC is organized by the MaREI Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy and will be held in University College Cork, Ireland

MaREI (a Science Foundation Ireland Centre) is a cluster of key university and industrial partners, which aims to transform the MRE sector in Ireland by delivering science-based engineering solutions to the large-scale deployment of ocean energy devices. This covers all aspects of technology development, including energy conversion and storage, transmission and integration, as well as enabling ICT technologies and environmental considerations. The MaREI Centre is headquartered in the Beaufort Building, Ringaskiddy and is a constituent centre of the UCC’s Environmental Research Institute.



University College Cork 

The university is one of three of the original Queen’s Colleges, established in 1845 and named after Queen Victoria, along with Galway and Belfast. Now University College Cork, it is one of the founding members of the National University of Ireland (NUI) when it was established in 1908. Since 1908, UCC has grown – from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today. For the conference venue map, please click here.


While at UCC, visitors can engage in a whole variety of activities around the campus, which is full of many interesting buildings and features. Join a UCC Walking Tour for a cultural and historical tour of the University and learn how UCC from its origins as Queen College Cork has grown to become a world class University and The Sunday Times University of the year for 2016 & 2017.

Lewis Glucksman Gallery is a cultural and educational institution that promotes the research, creation and exploration of the visual arts. Do not hesitate to explore its current exhibition and permanent collections when at the campus.Glucksman Gallery, UCC. Photograph by Tomas Tyner,UCC.

From the Lower Grounds to the Stone Corridor of the Main Quadrangle to the Crawford Observatory, University College Cork has a rich and varied history and these pages will bring some of that colourful tapestry of time to you.1909754_10208570220513188_3662495681232514728_n

Explore the UCC History, the big stories, the back-stories…and all the tall tales, UCC People and the stories behind the names, UCC Places; the buildings, spaces and places that make up our university and the Campus Collections that are part of our inheritance. Alternatively you may want to participate in our informative historico-cultural campus tour leaving every week day at 3 pm from in front of our UCC Visitor Centre.preview-2

If you are looking to escape the busy campus life, Lowercase Bookstore is the place to be…


And do not believe the rumours that in Ireland it always rains. Sun indeed shines upon our campus regularly and when it does, UCC President’s Garden or neighboring Fitzgerald Park are the places to be.13325710_10209267998797209_5101411306209781728_n

For sport addicts, UCC indoor sports facility, the Mardyke Arena, is one of the leading indoor sports facilities in Ireland and can issue short-term passes to the our delegates. Let the Arena energise your life with state-of-the-art facilities and programmes, including pilates, squash, fitness gyms, dance and aerobics, swimming, indoor and outdoor athletics and climbing activities. The Arena is delighted to offer all conference visitors a gym & pool day pass at a discounted rate (50%) of €5. Delegates who express their wish to take this opportunity in advance will receive their pass in their conference pack. Alternatively, delegates can also purchase their discounted passes at the Mardyke Arena reception.Fitness class exercising in the studio at the gym