5th PRIMaRE Conference
Over 110 delegates attended the 5th PRIMaRE Conference held at the University of Bristol, Bristol on the 5th and 6th July 2018. Seven plenary sessions incorporated 39 presentations, all with peer-reviewed abstracts. There were three presentations from invited speakers (Dr Ian Milne The University of Western Australia, Steve Spall – SBS International Ltd, and Dr Peter Davies IFREMER) and a panel debate featuring a range of leading figures from the marine renewables sector. The conference also attracted international participation from the University of Algarve (Portugal), University of Western Australia, and Uppsala University (Sweden).
The event provided an excellent forum to foster collaboration between industry and academia, which is essential to ensure that the marine energy sector can achieve its full commercial potential, maximising job creation and export opportunities, whilst allowing the UK to remain a global leader in the associated engineering and policy expertise. A conference press release and the full conference programme can be accessed at the following links:
Best poster award
A judging panel of industry experts selected the best three posters produced by undergraduate/postgraduate students. The winning students were as follows and each was awarded a copy of the new book on Wave and Tidal Energy, edited by Deborah Greaves and Gregorio Iglesias:
- J. Birchall, University of Bath - Optimization Of Floating Breakwater-Based Wave Energy Converters
- A. Bouaissi, University of Plymouth - Mix Design of FA-GGBFS and HMNS Based Geopolymer Concrete as a Binder Suitable for Marine Applications Under Ambient Conditions
- Y. Zhang, University of Bristol - Parametric Excitation of Mooring Lines