The CMRC is currently building new research centre facilities (Beaufort Laboratory) in collaboration with the Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre (HMRC) and the Sustainable Energy Research Group (SERG) from UCC. Together with existing funds from the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Bord Gáis and the UCC Glucksman Foundation, the €14m state of the art energy and maritime research facility will be built adjacent to the National Maritime College of Ireland.
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The CMRC is well equipped with the computing capacity required to undertake significant GIS, data integration, remote sensing and modelling initiatives. Ancillary mapping equipment includes Trimble and Garmin GPS systems, professional camera equipment (still and video) and audio recorders that link to GPS navigation systems.
RIBS and off-road vehicles are maintained for fieldwork activities, which include the deployment of monitoring equipment such as tide gauges and current metres. A full range of diving equipment is also maintained. Laboratory facilities are available in the adjacent National Maritime College of Ireland, for example for sediment analysis and core processing. Additional laboratory space is also available on campus in the Environmental Research Institute of UCC.