META NEWS

SCIENTIFIC MARINE BUOY LAUNCHED AT META

SCIENTIFIC MARINE BUOY LAUNCHED AT META

META has a new resident. A scientific marine buoy aimed at steering us towards Net Zero. It's the first innovative demonstration asset to be launched in Wales by Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Marine Energy Engineering Centre of Excellence (MEECE). The...

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SMOOTH RIDE FOR TIDAL TESTING TOOL

SMOOTH RIDE FOR TIDAL TESTING TOOL

A scientific study to help developers pinpoint the best sites for tidal turbines has been put through its paces at Wales’ National Marine Test Site, META, in the Milford Haven waterway. During a month-long trial by Swansea University, a full-scale triangular-framed...

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META PROJECT SUPPORTED by BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS

META PROJECT SUPPORTED by BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS

The META team are excited to start working with business development experts SALINE to support growth of our client network.  We will be reaching out to build new relations with developers, academia and supply chain companies. Founded in 2014, SALINE provides a range...

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META promotes Oceans for Good

Wales’ national test centre supports the UK Research and Innovation infographic 'Oceans for Good'  Climate change arguably presents the greatest threat to ocean health. Our oceans have absorbed more than 80% of the temperature rise caused by global warming and there...

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META secures lease for open water test sites

META secures lease for open water test sites

Wales’ national test centre has now officially signed a lease with The Crown Estate, launching the opening of the META Open Water test sites. After initially securing seabed rights with The Crown Estate back in 2020, this signing of a full lease now enables wave and...

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WE ARE HIRING – META PROJECT DELIVERY MANAGER

WE ARE HIRING – META PROJECT DELIVERY MANAGER

Ymunwch â’n tîm – Rheolwr Cyflawni Prosiectau (META) Wedi'i sefydlu yn 2000, mae Fforwm Arfordir Sir Benfro (PCF) yn Gwmni Buddiant Cymunedol sydd wedi ennill sawl gwobr ac sy'n gweithio i wella'r arfordir a'r amgylchedd morol ar gyfer cenedlaethau'r presennol a'r...

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Marine Energy Test Area secures Marine Licence

Marine Energy Test Area secures Marine Licence

Marine Energy Test Area secures Marine Licence  META, Wales’ national marine test centre, has obtained its Marine Licence for Phase 2 of the project from Natural Resources Wales (NRW). This marks a significant step forward for the project, enabling META to...

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Live marine data

We have a range of live marine and tidal data avilable from several sources in our testing areas.

managed by Marine Energy Wales

META is managed by Marine Energy Wales, the national industry body for Wales and is administered by Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum, a Community Interest Company that works to protect and enhance the Pembrokeshire coast.

Funded by the EU

META is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government, and the Coastal Communities Fund, and aims to contribute towards Wales’ plans to play a key role in a growing global market.

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