Ocean Basin

Our facilities are located in the world-class marine facility, the Marine Building at Plymouth University which provides some of the best research and testing facilities in the country. Opened by HRH Duke of Edinburgh in October 2012, the Coastal, Ocean And Sediment Transport (COAST) laboratory provides physical model testing with combined waves, currents and wind, offered at appropriate scales for device testing, array testing, environmental modelling and coastal engineering.

This is a flexible facility with the capability to generate short and long-crested waves in combination with currents at any relative direction, sediment dynamics, tidal effects and wind.

The Marine Building is home to a host of dedicated scientific, engineering and technical staff who are very experienced at supporting commercial projects. For further information please email coastlab@plymouth.ac.uk

Previous commercial clients

  • Aalborg University
  • AMOG
  • Autonauts
  • Babcock
  • Carnegie Wave Energy
  • Clean Energy
  • CorPower
  • G-Wave
  • Galway Powerbuoy qualisys
  • Innosea
  • Lutra
  • Marine Power Systems
  • Mojo
  • Neptune Energy Ltd
  • NoviOcean
  • Pelamis


  • Polygen Energy
  • Saab Seaeye
  • SEA Buoy
  • SteelEel
  • Trinity House UoPEL
  • Two Four
  • University of Auckland
  • University College of County Cork
  • University of Lisbon
  • Uppsala University
  • Valeport
  • Wave Power
  • Wello
  • WorkFloat
  • WRC Hire
  • Zyba Ltd

Our team

Marine Building, Plymouth