The University of Southampton’s Energy and Climate Change Division is pleased to be hosting the 11th PRIMaRE Conference on the 27-28 June 2024

In the offshore renewable energy research community, the PRIMaRE conference has developed a reputation for being friendly and informal yet with high quality technical sessions and workshops, warmly welcoming both industry and academia – including early stage PhD researchers. Please join us in Southampton!

Registration and attendance at the conference is FREE (there may be a charge for the conference dinner, TBC).

Conference topics:

  • Tidal/ocean current turbines
  • Wave energy devices
  • Offshore floating wind energy
  • Tidal range schemes
  • Hybrid renewable energy floating platforms
  • Economic, environmental, social, and policy aspects of offshore renewable energy

The conference will be held in the Centenary Building (B100) situated in the Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton Highfield Campus. More details will be available here soon.

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Abstract submission closes: 29 March 2024 at 12:00 GMT

About the PRIMaRE consortium

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.

How to submit an abstract for the 11th PRIMaRE Conference

If you would like to present at the 2024 11th PRIMaRE Conference, by oral and/or poster presentation, please submit your abstract below by  29 March 2024 at 12:00 GMT. Abstracts will be reviewed and authors notified by e-mail of acceptance or revisions needed by  26 April 2024.

Note: you will recieve an on screen confirmation of your abstract submission; rest assured we have received your abstract and will respond with an e-mail confirmation within a week of submission.