9th PRIMaRE Conference
The 9th PRIMaRE conference on marine renewable energy will take place on 6th and 7th July 2022 at the University of Exeter Penryn campus in Cornwall. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus and enjoying an inspiring and interesting programme of talks, posters and discussion.
In keeping with the aim of PRIMaRE, conference costs will be as low as possible to ensure no-one is excluded from attending. We hope to be able to provide the conference at zero cost, and guarantee the cost will not exceed £25 per person. We are grateful to the conference sponsors for helping to ensure the conference is open to all.
Registration is now open at https://forms.office.com/r/EuFdQfFLKH
Conference Information and Draft Agenda
Abstract submission for both posters and presentations is currently open, and we look forward to receiving your abstracts by 7th March. Please submit abstracts online here. Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified after the deadline and will be required to prepare a 15 minute presentation or poster (no paper required).
We are currently in the process of finalising the conference agenda and details. We have produced a draft conference handbook with details of location, travel, accommodation, and a draft conference agenda. This can be found here and will be updated as we finalise further details. In the meantime, please send any questions to Stuart Walker ([email protected]).
Conference registration is now open, click here to register
Kerry Hayes (Simply Blue Group)
Kerry joined the Simply Blue Group team as Projects Development Manager in August 2021, focusing on the early-stage development of multiple large scale floating offshore wind projects. She is also the Policy Engagement Manager on the Blue Gem Wind project portfolio. Kerry has a decade of experience working across the renewable energy sector with marine energy project developers, and a broad range of experience in supply chain development, stakeholder engagement, planning, consenting and energy policy. Kerry is passionate about increasing female representation in the renewable energy sector. She is chair of the RenewableUK Shadow Board, a regular conference speaker, mentor for students and professionals and holds guest lecturing posts at UK universities. Kerry has a BSc in Ocean Science and an MSc in Marine Renewable Energy.
Sue Barr (Cambrian Offshore)
Sue has 20 years’ experience in the offshore and nearshore construction and environmental industries, including the wind, wave and tidal sector. Sue is a Board member of Marine Energy Wales, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum and a Non-Executive Director of Marine Power Systems. Sue also chairs the UK Marine Energy Council. Sue was the recipient of the 2018 SUT Award for ‘Outstanding Contributions to Marine Energy’ and was awarded Ocean Energy Europe’s Vi Maris 2019 award for outstanding contribution to marine energy. Sue has played a key role in driving renewable industry development and policy in the marine area, both in the UK and internationally.
John Chapman (Marine Power Systems)
John is Chief Engineer of Marine Power Systems. He has over 14 years’ experience in marine renewables in both academia and industry, with experience in several high-tech start-ups. At MPS he has responsibility for technical system development.
Matt Hodson (Celtic Sea Power)
Matt is Celtic Sea Power’s Chief Operations Officer. He is playing a leading role alongside key partners in positioning, formulating, and delivering the strategy for the future of Floating Offshore Wind and the marine sector in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.
Matt is an experienced commercial and operational leader with over 30 years’ experience across a range of sectors, but predominately in the Marine industry. Following an early career as a Merchant Navy Deck Officer his roles have covered Public Sector economic growth, Marine Operations/Marine Technology/ Marine Renewable Energy, Port Management, Marine Leisure, Shipping and Commercial Services.