Pembrokeshire is seeing some exciting new developments in the marine renewable energy (MRE) sector, with floating offshore wind turbines to be developed in the Celtic Sea and The Port of Milford Haven earning freeport status. In 2023, Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum (PCF) looked at the best ways to engage communities, businesses and educational establishments in the developments.

Marine Energy Engagement (MEEP) 2023 

PCF brought together stakeholders from the community, education, local authorities, conservation organisations, wildlife experts, The Crown Estate, and MRE companies to discuss how best to ensure that communities in Pembrokeshire are aware of, and able to take advantage of the many opportunities of MRE, and to further understand the challenges ahead.

We’re thankful for organisations and individuals who were happy to share their engagement experiences and feed into a plan to share the developments with community members. 

Facilitation for the events was done by Dafydd Thomas from the Wellbeing Planner. He brought together participants’ ideas and concerns into a report, with recommended next steps.

See below: 

Download the MEEP Report 2023 (English)

Download the MEEP Report 2023 (Welsh)

MEEP 2024 

Following the insightful (MEEP) report produced in May 2023, we are now implementing the report’s recommendations. This year, our focus will be on developing a comprehensive communication toolkit. This toolkit is designed to enhance engagement with communities regarding MRE, ensuring transparent, inclusive, and effective communication. 

Get Involved and Stay Informed

Your involvement and input are crucial to the success of our initiatives. We invite you to join us in this exciting phase of development. Whether you’re a community member, local business, or representing an educational or environmental organisation, your perspective is invaluable. 

For more information on our current projects, to receive updates on our progress, or to express your interest in being involved, please contact: 

Holly Skyrme 

Together, we can harness the power of marine energy and pave the way for a sustainable, prosperous future for Pembrokeshire. 

‘This project was funded by Welsh Government’s Coastal Capacity Building Challenge Fund, administered by WCVA.’