Marine renewable energy development - research, design, install

Deborah Greaves*, Martin Attrill, Andrew Chadwick, Daniel Conley, Andrew Eccleston, Phil Hosegood, Shunqi Pan, Dominic Reeve, Jon Williams, Julian Wolfram, Jingjing Xu, Qingping Zou, George Smith, Brendan Godley, Ching Lai Hor, L. Johanning, Dean Millar, Julian Wolfram, Ahmed Zobaa, Michael BelmontNick Harrington

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The UK government has committed to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions for England and Wales by 20% below 1990 levels by 2010 and to increase the amount of electrical energy generated by renewable energy sources to 10% by 2010 and 15% by 2015. Wave and tidal energy are likely to contribute significantly to achieving these targets as important renewable energy technologies for the UK. The south-west region in particular has the potential to generate substantial amounts of renewable energy from its wave and tidal stream resources. The South West of England Regional Development Agency (SWRDA) recognises the potential of the marine energy industry for the region and is supporting demonstration projects in marine energy through the Wave Hub project and the Peninsular Research Institute in Marine Renewable Energy (Primare). The Wave Hub project provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary research to aid developments in marine renewable energy. In this paper, a description of some of the new ongoing research being undertaken jointly by researchers at the Universities of Exeter and Plymouth within Primare is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-196
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Maritime Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009


  • Maritime engineering
  • Renewable energy
  • Research and development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering


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