The UWA Oceans Institute hosts several industry and academic chairs, in fields of expertise relevant to MERA. This includes the Shell Chair, the Lloyd’s Register Chair, the Fugro Chair and the Ocean Engineering Chair. MERA leverages these relationships, bringing world-leading expertise to the development and support of research activities in ocean renewables.
The UWA Oceans Institute has also an established network of industry and academic relationships built within the ongoing research projects on wave energy funded by the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) and the Australian Research Council (ARC). These relationships currently include: