Marine Energy 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
Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) Current, Wave Australia The Australian Renewable Energy Mapping Infrastructure (AREMI) is a spatial data platform for the Australian energy industry. 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.
Data Basin United States of America Data Basin is a science-based mapping and analysis platform that supports learning, research, and sustainable environmental stewardship. The core of Data Basin is free and provides open access to thousands of scientifically-grounded, biological, physical, and socio-economic datasets on specific topics, geographies, and projects. Data Basin's Gateways include a subset of the data available on Data Basin and showcase spatial information for a particular project or organization. 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.
EMODnet International The European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet) is a consortium of organizations assembling European marine data, data products, and metadata from diverse sources. The data portals within EMODnet provide access to information such as the spatial extent of a series of activities related to the sea, their temporal variation, and attributes to indicate the intensity of each activity. Additionally, Human Activities portal's interactive map enables users to locate marine renewable energy facilities and offshore wind farms at various stages of development throughout Europe. 
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (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.
MARENDATA Wave International MARENDATA (formerly the SOWFIA Data Management Platform) is an interactive tool designed to present wave energy and related information. MARENDATA can be used to find detailed information on a particular project, test site, or to view data regarding one or more environmental parameters. The original platform was migrated to this new version in the context of two ongoing projects: SeaWAVE and WESE. The data sets made available on the SOWFIA Data Management Platform will continue to be freely accessible. New data sets are being gathered by partners of SeaWAVE and WESE.
Marine and Hydrokinetic Data Repository (MHKDR) Current, Wave, Salinity Gradient, OTEC 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). It contains data on MHK devices, testing, resource and environmental impact assessments, cost analyses, and more. MHKDR is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.
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 Atlas Current, Wave, Salinity Gradient, OTEC United States of America Marine Energy Atlas is an interactive mapping tool developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that maps US wave, tidal, riverine current, ocean current, and ocean thermal resources. It supports everything from project siting to device design through high-resolution and spatially comprehensive data sets. Marine Energy Atlas is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.
Marine Energy Projects Database Current, Wave, Salinity Gradient, OTEC United States of America The U.S. Department of Energy's Marine Energy Projects 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. The Marine Energy Projects Database is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.
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.
Materials & Structures Testing Database Current, Wave United States of America The U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office and Water Power Technologies Office have funded Sandia National Laboratories and its partner, Montana State University, to conduct extensive testing and analysis on wind turbine blades and materials for marine energy devices in support of the industry and research communities. The results of over 16,000 tests on 500 materials (since 1989 for wind, and more recently for water) have been compiled and published annually in a public database along with numerous technical publications analyzing the key trends and technical results of the tests.
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.
MRE Software Current, Wave United States of America MRE Software is a collection of software relevant to marine energy development that is organized into the PRIMRE Code Catalog, a searchable online discovery platform for open-source and commercial software, and the MRE Code Hub, a collection of open-source software for simulating devices, and processing and analyzing data. MRE Software is one of several Knowledge Hubs within the Portal and Repository for Information on Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMRE) system.
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. 
RESCORE Current, Wave France France Energies Marines launched the RESCORE project in 2020. The online resource tool provided access to relevant information and other assets deemed valuable for the development of the offshore renewable energy (ORE) sector in France. The RESCORE tool focuses on the results of the R&D projects of the France Energies Marines institute, but will gradually welcome data from other ORE players in order to become a single point of access that will allow the good development of the sector.
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. 
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.