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Welcome to PRIMaRE

Our new website is underway and will be arriving soon, in the mean time this page will serve as an overview of what we do, our vision and purpose

What we do

The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is a network of world-class research institutions based in the West, South, and South West of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.

Vision and purpose

The PRIMaRE network is focused on knowledge sharing through a multilevel approach (i.e. post-docs, senior researchers, industry developers and PhD students) rather than just at a project or PhD student level.


The overall aim of PRIMaRE is to foster a multi-institutional world-class research cluster in all aspects of marine renewable energy which will:

Provide a forum for research in marine renewable energy

Facilitate and foster research collaboration and knowledge exchange between the Parties and with industry and national and international partners

Utilise the assets and resources in the south west of England including world class demonstration facilities such as Wave Hub

Work closely with the South West Marine Energy Park (SW MEP) as its research cluster of choice, taking part when appropriate in joint marketing and joint events

Hold an annual PRIMaRE research conference, to be hosted and organised by the Party chairing the Steering Committee, which will rotate annually

Co-operate on a PRIMaRE website, providing content including contact details, a list of relevant expertise and skills, details of current research projects and available papers and reports, to e hosted and maintained by Plymouth.


5th PRIMaRE Conference

The 5th PRIMaRE Conference 2018 will take place at the University of Bristol, Bristol; more information will follow.
Updates will be published here regularly.

The PRIMaRE annual conference provides a forum for exchanging latest research & development and fostering collaborations on Marine Renewable Energy. It covers a wide range of topics in marine renewable energy, including: technology, policy, environment, hydrodynamics, resource characterisation, materials, operation and management, etc.

Find more details about the conference here.

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