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CRIS at Wind Energy Ireland 2024

Represented by PhD student Cillian Fahy, the CRIS team participated in the Research Poster Event during the Wind Energy Ireland (WEI) annual conference held on January 30 and 31 in Dublin. Sponsored by OW Ocean Winds and Bord na Móna, the poster competition provided an excellent platform to showcase our research pertaining to the observation […]

RESURGAM Project – final Demo

The RESURGAM project is dedicated to advancing Friction Stir Welding (FSW) as a technique for welding steel, with a focus on achieving high integrity, minimal distortion, and environmental sustainability. The project also aims to develop an underwater, robotic FSW process to enable repairs on marine structures without the need to bring ships or platforms to […]

Wind Energy Ireland Trade Show 2023

UL CRIS team took part in the first Irish Wind Energy Trade Show (11-12th October, Dublin) Ireland has the project pipeline and the determination to become a force in offshore renewables. A pivotal moment occurred in May 2023 when Ireland successfully conducted its inaugural offshore wind auction, awarding four projects with a total capacity of […]

UL CRIS at EMRA 2023

Following the successful series of previous EMRA workshops, including CNR-Rome 2014, IST-Lisbon 2015, NCL-Newcastle 2016, VICOROB-Girona 2017, UL-Limerick 2018, IFREMER-Toulon 2019, Univ. Pisa-online 2021, and NOC-Southampton 2022, the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (UNIZG-FER), in collaboration with IN2 and DIH AgriFood Croatia, hosted and co-organized the Workshop on EU-funded Marine Robotics […]

Highlights from OCEANS Limerick 2023

This was the first time the OCEANS conference came to the “Emerald Isle” and the first entirely in-person conference after COVID-19. The event was held at the University of Limerick Green Campus, a beautiful parkland with the River Shannon as its unifying focal point. The local hosting was led by the Centre for Robotics and […]

OCEANS Limerick 2023

The OCEANS 2023 committee invites you to Limerick in the West of Ireland to join us for the world’s most prestigious, comprehensive, and diverse oceans conference.  This is the first time that the OCEANS conference comes to the “Emerald Isle” and the historic city of Limerick, a venue of Céad Míle Fáilte – One Hundred Thousand Welcomes. The OCEANS […]

TRIDENT- NEW Horizon EU Project

TRIDENT-Technology based impact assessment tool for sustainable, transparent deep sea mining exploration and exploitation The main goal of the project is the development of a reliable and transparent system for the continuous assessment of the environmental impact of deep-sea exploration. With €16M funding – with close to €12M provided by the EC’s Horizon Europe programme […]

Automated Inspection for Offshore Wind survey

Offshore wind turbines are examples of superb industrial design but often struggle to survive in the harsh offshore environment. Both the turbine structure above the waterline and the foundation structures are subject to different stresses such as intense dynamic loading due to exposure to waves, currents, and seabed scour. All these factors coupled with poor […]

Advanced mapping survey

From 23rd April to 4th May, CRIS marine robotics team is running the survey “Advanced mapping of complex Marine Structures” on board RV Celtic Explorer. The survey is led by Dr Chris McGonigle from Ulster University and in collaboration with the Scottish Association of Marine Science (SAMS). It is funded under the Horizon 2020 EUMarine […]

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