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Testing and validation
Testing sensors and equipment in a marine environment presents unique challenges. We follow an end-to-end, systematic testing and integration process which allows us to work with our research partners to integrate, monitor and validate novel equipment from Technology Readiness Levels (TRL) 4-9.
All users of SmartBay are supported by a multidisciplinary team with the scientific, technological, ICT and commercial experience necessary to support the test and validation of innovative solutions for the marine and renewable energy sector.
For Ocean energy device developers our specialist team is experienced in prototype ocean energy device trials ranging from planning, deployment, data transmission, recovery, certification and proof of concept validation.
SmartBay’s experienced multidisciplinary team in the marine and maritime sector allows SmartBay to offer its users project life cycle support from initial project planning through to deployment validation and decommissioning.
There are various National and European funding supports available to users who wish to access the facility . For more information please contact SmartBay Ireland. SmartBay Ireland is active in several European projects (FP7, H2020, INTERREG) some of which provide funding to SMEs and MNC's to cover costs and provide fre access to the SmartBay facility.