The Peninsula Research Institute for Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) vision is to become the centre of excellence in marine renewable energy for the South West region through delivery of research and technology transfer and to establish itself as a major national and international collaborator in the field of marine renewable energy development.
The Convergence investment in PRIMaRE supports academic staff, researchers and a technology transfer team which works with businesses across Cornwall and the South West, as well as allowing for significant investment in new equipment.
PRIMaRE, established in 2007 by the University of Exeter and the University of Plymouth with support from the South West RDA, will use the current investment to support its 15 world-class academic staff, 60 researchers and a dedicated technology transfer team that works with businesses to support high quality job creation across the South West.
There will also be substantial investment in new equipment including wave and tidal measuring devices, wave making facilities, subsea electrical equipment, collision avoidance and monitoring equipment and research into the environmental impact and benefits of marine renewable energy.
PRIMaRE will support and complement the South West RDA’s pioneering Wave Hub project, which will create the world’s largest wave energy farm 10 miles of the Cornish coast.