The University of Plymouth says its new marine centre heralds a 'new dawn' for renewable energy in the region. It was officially opened today by the Duke of Edinburgh, who also received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his career in the Royal Navy.
A giant wave tank and ship simulator are part of the 19 million pound complex. It's designed to become a centre of excellence for coastal erosion research and offshore renewable energy. Our Plymouth Correspondent Jonathan Gibson was there.
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