Grounding RRI Practices
In Research Performing Organisations

Our key objectives:

RRI in marine research

We are embedding Responsible Research & Innovation into the governance framework of five marine and maritime institutions.

Engagement of all relevant stakeholders

We are engaging the quadruple helix in all aspects of Responsible Research & Innovation governance. Academia, industry, policy, and society.

Funding policies

We examine how funding bodies can positively influence and encourage academia towards Responsible Research & Innovation via its funding policies and interaction.

The sustainable expansion in Europe’s maritime economy has the potential to meet pressing needs for energy, food and economic growth. The GRRIP projects aims to implement Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) to fundamentally improve research in the Blue Economy.
Flaws in the Blue Economy:

Stakeholder Engagement

Government boards of marine and maritime research organisations do not currently involve the public and all relevant stakeholders at early stages of research strategies.

Open Access

Marine and maritime research organisations are reluctant to release their research data due to its high costs and IP concerns.

Gender Equality

The marine and maritime research sector has a high proportion of engineers, a traditionally male career path and with low gender equality improvement to date.

The 5 RPO & RFO involved in GRRIP:

MaREI conducts fundamental research relating to marine and renewable energy applications, and constructs world class marine technology demonstration systems.

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MaREI – Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Research

WaVEC works on marine renewable energies, offshore aquaculture and ocean engineering solutions, working together with the business sector.

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WaVEC – Renewable Offshores

PLOCAN is a multipurpose technical-scientific service infrastructure that provides support for research, technological development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors.

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Plocan – The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands

Swansea University has a long history of working with business and industry, conducting world class and internationally recognized research.

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Swansea University

ECN researches renewable energy solutions that help creating a sustainable future.


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ECN – Ecole Centrale de Nantes

GRRIP coordinator location

Centre for Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI).
Environmental Research Institute, Beaufort Building
Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork.

Email & Telephone
Telephone: +353 (0) 21 486 4300

Name: Gordon Dalton

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 820283.