The vision for the GSMRF is to become a truly multi-disciplinary, cross-sector innovation space that fosters collaboration and co-working. The Wave Energy Research Centre already actively pursues a leading role in all areas of offshore renewable energy – encompassing offshore wind, tidal and wave energy – and applies its large local skill base to other regional issues. As part of the three main research programs, expertise in wave modelling, fluid mechanics and soil dynamics is also highly applicable to ports operations, aquaculture, coastal adaptation and many other activities in the Great Southern economy.
GSMRF hosts this expertise – a knowledge hub with potential for national and regional impact alike. Leveraging the facility for co-working space and marine field operations, new partnerships bring academic exchange and local upskilling to put Albany more prominently on the map for marine research and ocean renewable energy.