• Science night! (11/15/2019) - Science Night! The Coer lab are looking forward to welcoming several budding young engineers to Maynooth University Foyer this evening at 6pm for this year's Science Night! Who can use our mini-WEC to create the perfect wave for the most energy?  We can't wait to see...... Special thanks to MaREI for their continued support.  
  • WECCOMP winners announced! (11/6/2019) - WECCCOMP winners! Big news! The WECCCOMP experimental evaluation has now concluded and the results validated. We are delighted to announce that the winner of the experimental stage was the team from IFPEN, France! Many congratulations! In fact, the IFPEN team also took the honours at the simulation stage, showing consistently good performance over the 2 […]
  • New Papers! (10/29/2019) - Our new paper, which performs a comparison of all current (at the time of writing) methods for excitation force estimation in wave energy devices Pena-Sanchez, Y.,Windt, C., Davidson, J. and Ringwood, J.V.  A Critical Comparison of Excitation Force Estimators for Wave Energy Devices has been published (early access) in IEEE Transactions on Control System Technology. […]
  • Prof Ringwood wins PhD Supervisor Award (10/29/2019) - Our very own Prof Ringwood, was awarded the 2019 Maynooth University PhD Supervisor Award last Friday during Science Week.  Congratulations John!
  • The COER lab attend EWTEC 2019 (9/5/2019) - The Coer lab spent the week in Naples at the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (EWTEC 2019).  Some of the thematic tracks this year included: Wave / tidal resource characterisation. Wave / tidal device development and testing. Wave / tidal hydrodynamic modelling. Grid integration, PTO & control. Station keeping, moorings and foundations. Structural mechanics […]
  • VI Marine Energy Conference Best Poster Award (7/25/2019) - VI Marine Energy Conference Best Poster Award                                                                                                 […]
  • New Paper on parametric hydrodynamic models for wave energy devices (7/24/2019) - This new paper shows how linear and nonlinear parametric hydrodynamic models for wave energy devices can be determined from experimental data, typically recorded from tank tests. https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1ZPi-6nh6op3i Fig 1: Closed-loop block diagram to identify models from recorded dataFig 2: Scaled Wavestar WEC tested at Plymouth.
  • Prof. Ringwood received French academic distinction (10/3/2017) - John Ringwood new chevalier des Palmes Académiques. Prof. John Ringwood received the award Chevalier des Palmes Académiques from the French Embassy for his outstanding academic career and successful collaborations with several French academic institutions. The Ordre des Palmes académiques (Order of Academic Palms) is a national order of France for distinguished academics and figures in the […]
  • New review paper on nonlinear hydrodynamic modelling published (5/16/2017) - Fresh off the press – a new review paper from COER covering nonlinear hydrodynamic modelling approaches for wave energy devices. We hope this is a comprehensive review (includes 208 references) and should be of value to researchers and practitioners interested in high-fidelity modelling fo wave energy devices. All comments welcome! See it at: http://www.eeng.nuim.ie/coer/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/J270MRGG-3.pdf
  • New review of mooring models for wave energy published (5/15/2017) - The open-access journal, Energies, has just published our review of mathematical models for mooring systems, with a view to their use in wave energy systems. You can see the paper at: http://www.mdpi.com/1996-1073/10/5/666/pdf Please feel free to send on any comments or suggestions!