The overall aim of PRIMaRE is to foster a multi-institutional world-class research cluster in all aspects of marine renewable energy by covering the following research areas:

  1. Materials
  2. Fluid Dynamics/Hydrodynamics
  3. Survivability & Reliability
  4. Environmental Resources
  5. Impacts on Environment & Ecosystems
  6. Power Conversion & Control
  7. Infrastructure & Grid Connection
  8. Marine Operations & Maritime Safety
  9. Marine Planning & Governance

For the marine renewable energy sector to meet its commercialisation targets and became successful in its development, a required enhanced collaboration between actors in the sector and especially among research institutions is needed. In order to speed up the development of the marine renewable energy sector and its supply chain, especially in the south of England, PRIMaRE and the SW MEP have identified some key research priorities and development needs, which are set out in its research priorities document.

Taking advantage of DECC’s UK Marine Energy Programme Board (MEPB) annual meeting, which took place in Plymouth on the 5th of March of 2015, PRIMaRE in collaboration with the SW MEP organised a priorities scoping workshop the preceding day. The research Priorities document is the result from the inputs and discussions taken at such workshop where representatives from the different PRIMaRE partners, the industry, SW MEP and Wave Hub where present.

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

This project has received funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council under grant agreement EP/P026109/1