World class research taking place in Wales



€100.4 million EU structural funds prioritised for marine energy in Wales

Consenting Guidance


To assist with the application process for marine licences


SEACAMS is a collaborative project between Bangor, Swansea and Aberystwyth Universities. This knowledge and innovation for growth project will be delivered through a strong team of research and business development officers who will interface with businesses to promote the expertise within the SEACAMS partnership and initiate liaison leading to collaborative projects.

The announcement of £12 million of funds for the project was made in September 2016. It is part-funded by European Regional Development Funds until July 2019. The aim of SEACAMS2 is to promote economic activity in Wales through collaborative research and development projects with marine renewable energy developers and allied businesses. Research outputs will lead to growth of SMEs and job generation through the expansion of commercial opportunities and activities in the marine renewable energy and allied sectors in Wales.

SEACAMS is an investment in personnel and infrastructure that will forge a unified Wales development of the components of the marine sector by means of an innovative partnership between the stakeholders in the sector. It will promote, support, and sustain growth of businesses in Wales. It will increase economic activity via collaborative research and technology developments (R&TD) and by accelerated and improved knowledge transfer (KT) to the public and private sectors.

SEACAMS aims to:

  • Increase commercially-driven R & D
  • Maximise economic impact of research & business
  • Expand knowledge-based/technology companies

Focussing on adaptation/mitigation to climate change in the most economically-valuable and most impacted part of the environment – the coastal zone. The coastal zone is a major contributor to the Low Carbon Economy which provides unparalleled opportunities for expansion of capacity and capability in the business sector.