MRE Databases

The list below compiles and provides access to external databases. While the respective scopes of each of the databases are varied, all convey information relevant to marine renewable energy. The list of databases is not exhaustive and will be updated as needed. If you have comments on incorrect or missing material, please email

Title Technology Type Country Description
AREMI Current, Wave Australia AREMI is a spatial data platform for the Australian energy industry that is focused on supporting developers, financiers, and policy makers in evaluating spatial renewable energy information. The AREMI website provides access to renewable energy and general information which has been provided by various third party data custodians. AREMI is funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency and developed by Data61 in partnership with Geoscience Australia and the Clean Energy Council.  
Biofouling Database International As part of the OCEANIC Project, the European Biofouling Database is a specific output which aims to provide developers, operators, and regulators a quick overview of geographical biofouling distribution facilitating informed decisions. The database provides information on the organisms’ occurrence and key biofouling parameters to the MRE sector, aiming to inform developers planning their projects. The database is updated frequently and a final version can be requested via a form on the website. United States of America is managed and hosted by the U.S. General Services Administration's Technology Transformation Service. hosts a ton of datasets across a variety of topics, including energy, ocean, and manufacturing. 
Digital Coast United States of America The Digital Coast, managed by NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management, was developed to meet the unique needs of the coastal management community and provides not only coastal data, but also the tools, training, and information needed to make these data truly useful. Data sets range from economic data to satellite imagery.
Energy Marine Map (EMMap) Current, Wave Chile Energy Marine Map (EMMap) is an interactive tool developed by MERIC, that aims to visualize from a single platform different types of information related to the implementation of a marine renewable energy project in Chile. This platform has an element that makes it unique: has been constructed based on user experience, which has allowed us to secure its functionality with the end user.
Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS) Current, Wave United States of America The Environmental Studies Program Information System (ESPIS), hosted on Marine Cadastre, presents information about ongoing and completed BOEM ESP studies. Study information includes downloadable electronic documents of study profiles, technical summaries, and final reports, and links to associated publications and digital data required by the ESP Data and Information Specifications.
FERC eLibrary Current, Wave United States of America The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) eLibrary maintains a record of all permit-related documents for sites under their jurisdiction, which includes all U.S. MHK projects. Users can conduct general searches or enter a specific docket number to search through the eLibrary. Note the eLibrary contains MHK filings, as well as conventional hydrokinetic project filings.
Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database Current, Wave United States of America The U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrodynamic Testing Facilities Database, hosted on OpenEI, couples a map-based viewer with a list of hydrodynamic testing facilities to provide data on a range of testing capabilities and services available at commercial, academic, and government facilities, as well as offshore berths, within the United States.
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR) Current, Wave United States of America The Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR), hosted on OpenEI, is the repository for all data collected using funds from the Water Power Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). 
Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database Current, Wave United States of America The U.S. Department of Energy’s Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Database, hosted on OpenEI, provides up-to-date information on marine and hydrokinetic renewable energy, both in the U.S. and around the world. The database includes wave, tidal, current, and ocean thermal energy, and contains information on the various energy conversion technologies, companies active in the field, and development of projects in the water. 
Marine Cadastre Current, Wave United States of America Marine Cadastre is an integrated marine information system that provides data, tools, and technical support for ocean and Great Lakes planning. Developed through a partnership between the U.S.'s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Marine Cadastre provides information regarding biologically important areas, maritime boundaries, offshore wind technology depth zones, offshore tidal stream, wave, and wind resource potentials, and more. 
Marine Data Exchange Current, Wave United Kingdom The Marine Data Exchange is a system that The Crown Estate has developed to store, manage, and disseminate offshore survey data and project reports provided by their offshore renewable and marine aggregates customers. 
Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway (MESCG) Current, Tidal, Wave United Kingdom The Marine Energy Supply Chain Gateway (MESCG) is a database of suppliers supporting the UK’s marine energy industry. It brings together data from six partners to provide a comprehensive guide to the marine energy supply chain in the UK. The MESCG is owned and managed by ORE Catapult, the UK’s flagship technology innovation and research centre for offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
Marine Research Infrastructures Database International EurOcean's Marine Research Infrastructures Database offers a comprehensive list of all existing facilities in Europe dedicated to marine sciences. It provides the first level of knowledge and characteristics for each facility, as well as the links and contact to access the further details provided by the operator.
MEDIN Portal United Kingdom The Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN) promotes sharing of, and improved access to, these data. It is an open partnership and its partners represent government departments, research institutions, and private companies. The MEDIN portal is a map-based portal that contains information about nearly 15,000 marine datasets from over 400 UK organizations. 
MHK Instrumentation & Sensor Database Current, Wave United States of America The MHK Instrumentation & Sensor Database provides data on a range of test capabilities within the United States Database funded by Department of Energy. It is a comprehensive, open and searchable sensor and instrumentation database and community of practice for the international MHK community to contribute and draw information, to openly discuss topics relevant to measurement and testing, and to ask and answer questions.
MHK Tech Papers Blog Current, Wave United States of America MHKTech Papers Blog aggregates technical papers related to the development of marine and hydrokinetic technologies and focuses on technology development, economics, and resource assessment.
OpenEI Current, Wave United States of America OpenEI is an energy information portal sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in support of the Open Government Initiative to make energy data transparent, participatory, and collaborative. In wiki format, OpenEI hosts a collection of content and data on a wide variety of topics from renewable energy resources and technologies, policy and regulations, and analyzed and raw data. 
ORECCA Current, Wave International The European Union's Offshore Renewable Energy Conversion - Coordinated Action (ORECCA) Project catalogs offshore renewable data in Europe on European, regional, and national levels in a map-based platform. 
Renewable Energy Facilities Current, Wave United Kingdom Renewable Energy Facilities, hosted by Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult, is a directory of renewable energy testing facilities throughout the United Kingdom. 
REsource Current, OTEC, Salinity Gradient, Wave International The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future. IRENA's REsource portal enables users to search for renewable energy information, publications, and data and statistics by energy source, country, or technology. 
SOWFIA Data Management Platform Wave International The SOWFIA (Streamlining of Ocean Wave Farms Impact Assessment) Project aims to achieve the sharing and consolidation of pan-European experience of consenting processes and environmental and socio-economic impact assessment (IA) best practices for offshore wave energy conversion developments. The SOWFIA Data Management Platform (DMP) is an interactive tool designed to present wave energy and IA related information. The DMP can be used to find detailed information on a particular project, test site, or to view data regarding one or more environmental parameters. 
Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape Current, Tidal, Wave United Kingdom The Supergen ORE Hub Research Landscape is an interactive web tool that allows you to explore the latest information, research and technical challenges across the offshore wind, wave and tidal energy sectors. With information drawn from across academia, industry and policy makers, the tool is intended to provide an open and easily accessible data source of current research within offshore renewable energy which can be used by a range of stakeholders.
Tethys Current, OTEC, Salinity Gradient, Wave United States of America Tethys is an online knowledge management system that provides access to information on the environmental effects of wind and marine renewable energy. Launched by the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office and Wind Energy Technologies Office, Tethys houses thousands of peer reviewed papers, technical reports, geospatial content, and other media and metadata. 
UK Marine Energy Database (UKMED) Current, Wave United Kingdom Renewable UK's Marine Energy Database (UKMED) is a growing map and database of wave and tidal sites in the UK. The interactive map enables users to view project details including technology type, ownership, and project status.