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Call for Expression of Interest to join the ORE Supergen Hub Network

Offshore ‘Wind Power’ and ‘Marine Energy’ were two areas highlighted by the Supergen Review 2016 report as having sufficient common or aligned research challenges as well as synergies in technologies to merit clustering. Creating this new Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy hub will continue to support and build on the existing academic capacity within these three internationally leading research areas (wind, wave and tidal technology), whilst also enabling shared learning on common research challenges.

A Post-doctoral research fellow position in the School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth

The School of Engineering at the University of Plymouth, UK, is offering a post-doctoral position. We are seeking a research fellow for the Marine-i project and you will join the COAST Engineering Research Group.  This new project will deliver business led innovation in marine technology within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly's marine technology smart specialism theme.  In collaboration with project partners you will undertaking research for Cornwall based SME's along with beneficiaries of the Marine-i Global Challenges Fund (GCF). 

Construction in the Marine Environment: Projects and innovations in the South West Region

The Society for Underwater Technology - Offshore Site Investigation and Geotechnics (SUT-OSIG) committee is organizing its 2nd Geoforum evening event on Construction in the Marine Environment: Projects and innovations in the South West Region. The Geoforum is a free to attend event to be hosted at the Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Bristol BS1 6TY on Tuesday 13 June from 17:00 to 21:00.

Workshop on Marine Acoustic Imaging

A free to attend workshop on Marine Acoustic Imaging is to be hosted at the University of Bath on May 25 from 10:15 to 14:00 at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, 4W 1.2, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY.

This workshop will present new challenges in marine acoustic imaging, with the aim of stimulating discussion; seeking questions; solutions and generating new collaborations.

The workshop forms part of the IMI Thematic Semester on Imaging and is arranged by both IMI and the Department of Physics at the University of Bath.

Programme

4th PRIMaRE Conference: Abstract submission deadline extended until May 6

Due to a significant number of requests, the deadline for abstract submission for the 4th PRIMaRE conference has been extended.

The new deadline is now May 6

Find more information about the 4th PRIMaRE conference <here>

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Marine Renewable Energy at the University of Plymouth

Job title                             Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Marine Renewable Energy
Job reference                    A5319
Date posted                       28/03/2017
Application closing date    27/04/2017
Location                            Plymouth
Salary                                £32958 to £38183 pa - Grade 7
Contract Type                    Full-time, Fixed-term
Job category/type              Academic/Research

Description

PhD Studentship in Offshore Energy at the University of Exeter

PhD Studentship in Offshore Energy: Design optimisation of floating offshore wind turbines Ref: 2592

About the award

Location: Penryn Campus; Cornwall; UK; TR10 9FE

Primary Supervisor: Professor Lars Johanning

Secondary Supervisors: Professor Gavin Tabor & Dr Philipp R. Thies

Project Description:

Abstract submission for the 4th PRIMaRE Conference is now open!

The Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is proud to announce that the Abstract submission and registration for its 4th PRIMaRE Conference is now open. The conference will take place at the University of Southampton, Southampton on the 6th and 7th of July 2017.

The PRIMaRE conference series is now in its 4th year and provides a forum for presenting and discussing the latest research & development in all areas related to 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.

The conference is sponsored by the University of Southampton, thus there will be no registration fee for attending the 4rd PRIMaRE Conference.

Integration of HF Radar PhD position at Plymouth University

A new PhD position in Integration of HF Radar data and laboratory experiments for wave energy (3 years) is open at Plymouth University (UK). 

Start date: 1 January 2017

Director of Studies: Professor Deborah Greaves

2nd Supervisor: Dr Daniel Conley

3rd Supervisor: Dr Martyn Hann

4th Supervisor:  Professor Gregorio Iglesias 

Project description: 

Offshore Wind Power – Past, Present and Future

A free to attend Seminar on Offshore Wind Power – Past, Present and Future with talk given by Henrik Stiesdal, it to be hosted at the University of Bristol on 10th November from 1-2pm at the Frank Lecture Theatre, Physics.

Henrik Stiesdal will speak about the background for moving offshore, the historical development, the current status of the industry, and some of the likely future developments. Constraints and solutions will be discussed and the overall potential of the industry will be examined.

The Annual Garrad Hassan Lecture 2016: Energy Storage, Renewables and National Electricity Systems

The 2016 Annual Garrad Hassan Lecture on Energy Storage, Renewable and National Electricity Systems with talk to be given by Paul Gardner, is to be hosted at the University of Bristol on 3rd November from 5:15-6:15pm at the Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen's Building.

Abstract:

Energy storage has become a hot topic, especially for the variable renewables, and especially using batteries: the casual observer could get the impression that battery options alone are both necessary and sufficient for economic integration of very large quantities of wind and solar generation in national electricity systems.

New PhD position at Plymouth Univeristy

A PhD position in Coastal defence through wave farms: advanced design tools based on laboratory tests and numerical modelling (3 years) is open at the School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University (UK). 

Registration for the 3rd PRIMaRE Conference is now open!

The Partnership for Research In Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is proud to announce that the registration for its 3rd PRIMaRE Conference is now open. The conference will take place at the University of Bath, Bath on the 5th and 6th of July 2016.

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.

DEFRA Minister supports the launch of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Marine Renewable Roadmap

DEFRA Minister supports the launch of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Marine Renewable Roadmap

PRIMaRE/ SWMEP Priorities Scoping Workshop

Identifying research priorities for marine energy

A workshop for consultation with developers, consultants, test centres, and supply chain industries to identify the research and development needs of the marine renewable energy sector to meet commercialisation targets.

Save the date for the OFELIA project final conference!

The Offshore Foundations' Environmental Impact Assessment (OFELIA) project has now open the regristration for its final conference, which will be held in Plymouth on the 16th of March 2015.

The event will present the results of the project, whose objective was to improve our understanding of the hydrodynamics and sediment transport phenomena occurring around a wind turbine monopile foundation, thanks to numerical and physical modelling.   

The event also offers the opportunity to network with academics, end-users and stakeholders of the marine renewable energies industry. An optional tour of Plymouth University COAST lab facilities is also included.

PRIMaRE launches its new web page

The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is glad to announce the launch of its completely new and renovated website. With this new website PRIMaRE aims to provide quality content and easy navigation for the user, to present a complete view of what are the aim and objectives of PRIMaRE, as well as, to present what are the research areas in MRE covered among the PRIMaRE partners.

Please, be aware that we are currently updating this website and this may cause disruption to the website and alterations to its content. We would like to apologise for the inconveniences caused during this process.

If your have any queries about this site or its content, please contact us:

Marine renewable energy partnership re-launches as a consortium for the South

A consortium of marine renewable energy experts across higher education, research and industry have joined together to establish a ‘network of excellence’ for the south of the country.

The Universities of Plymouth, Exeter, Southampton, Bristol and Bath, along with the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory, have agreed to work together on research projects across the spectrum of marine renewables.

Completing the line-up of the Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) is the South West Marine Energy Park and the Wave Hub facility off the north coast of Cornwall, who will act as conduits between the research community and industry.

The partnership will help ensure the sustained growth of marine renewable research and development in the South, similar to the success that consortia in Scotland and Wales have enjoyed.

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