The South West is the first region in the UK to be designated as a marine energy park – the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP)
The SW MEP is:
- A collaborative partnership between local and national government, Local Enterprise Partnerships, technology developers, academia and industry.
- A physical and geographic zone with priority focus for marine technology development, energy generation projects and industry growth.
- The geographic scope of the SW MEP extends from Bristol to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with a focus around the ports, research facilities and industrial clusters found in Cornwall, Plymouth and Bristol.
The core objective of the SWMEP is to create a positive business environment that will foster business collaboration, attract investment and accelerate the commercial development of the marine energy sector.