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
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.
UKDMOS United Kingdom The United Kingdom Directory of Marine Observing Systems (UKDMOS), is a unique internet-based searchable database of marine monitoring conducted by UK organizations. Aiming to fulfill the basic requirement to know where, when and what is being monitored in the marine environment around the UK and provide information to help coordinate monitoring across different organizations, UKDMOS is a tool for searching monitoring programs and series based on information such as the parameters measured or the frequency of measurements taken. UKDMOS is managed and updated by the Marine Environmental Data and Information Network (MEDIN).
Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) Current, Wave United Kingdom The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult's Wave & Tidal Knowledge Network (WTKN) is an open access database that contains reports, datasets, and project data related to environmental impacts and consents, grid connections, health and safety, and more. 
Wind & Water Materials and Structures Database Current, Wave, Salinity Gradient, OTEC 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 hydrokinetic (MHK) 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.