Offshore marine renewables are a cornerstone of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership’s Strategic Economic Plan for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, and the Strategic Investment Framework for the next EU funding programme in the region, worth more than £500m until 2020.
There are a number of formal and informal networks to support the industry including the Cornwall Marine Network, Marine Offshore Renewables (MOR) group, the Offshore Renewable Development Programme (ORDP) and the South West Marine Energy Park (SWMEP).
The region has major research capabilities including the Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE), which is a collaboration of world-class research institutions based in the west, south and south west of England who undertake research and development to address challenges facing the marine renewable energy industry at the regional, national and international level.
The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership (C&IoS LEP), Cornwall Council and the Council of the Isles of Scilly have recently launched their Marine Renewable Energy (MRE) Roadmap, which sets out how the public and private sector can work together to deliver the next steps towards the commercialisation of offshore and marine energy generation solutions and supporting technologies over the next 10 years. A copy of the roadmap can be downloaded below.