The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and the Marine Institute (MI) launched two new databases in 2016: The Inventory for Environmental Planning and the new Ocean Energy Supply Chain database. Both databases were developed under the Ocean Renewable Energy Development Plan (OREDP) which was published in 2014. These databases have now been launched in a new application which aims to simplify the user experience so data can be identified and downloaded in the easiest manner possible.
The Inventory for Environmental Planning was developed under Environmental Working Group under the Offshore Renewable Energy Development Plan. The objective of this database is to identify sources and availability of environmental, social and economic data relevant to all offshore renewable energy developments from testing, site investigations, construction, production and decommissioning. This is a valuable source of information for the planning and permitting of offshore renewable energy developments in Irish waters. This inventory points to all sources of relevant data which is currently collected and available.
The Ocean Energy Supply Chain database has expanded upon previously existing information from the SEAI website to include a wider variety of businesses and organisations available throughout the country in a larger supply chain for the emerging marine renewable energy industry. The aim of the database is to encourage Irish and international collaboration, promote indigenous enterprise, and communicate the message that “Ireland is Open for Business”. Work will be ongoing to continually update and improve the supply chain database.
To view the Inventory for Environmental Planning, click HERE
To view the Ocean Energy Supply Chain Database, click HERE