Celtic Sea Maritime Simulation Laboratory
Research for future oceans
From highly specialised floating offshore wind testing facilities, to technical equipment you cannot find anywhere else in the UK, we can help you to enhance your offshore renewable energy (ORE) operations, solve research and development challenges, and find efficient ways of working.
Partner with us to unlock access to state-of-the-art engineering and research laboratories, cyber-physical simulation suites and our autonomous marine vehicle fleet.

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Explore our facilities

COAST Lab and the UK Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Test (UK FOWTT) facility 

A first-of-its-kind facility for the UK, offering physical hydro- and aerodynamic experiments with simultaneous wind, waves and currents, to enable scale testing for floating offshore wind turbine, platform and mooring designs.
Based in the Marine Building

Maritime Simulation Laboratory and Kongsberg Dynamic Positioning Simulator

A virtual laboratory with state-of-the-art Kongsberg K-Sim Dynamic Positioning Simulator that can test and optimise real-world FLOW operations, free from environmental, regulatory or operational restrictions.
Based in the Marine Building

Cyber-SHIP Lab and the Cyber-Resilience of Offshore Wind Networks (CROWN) facility

Nationally unique, hardware-based maritime cyber security facilities with a purpose-built lab for developing resilience procedures, security measures and training tools to ensure cyber-attacks don’t interrupt wind farms’ integration to the grid.
Based in the Marine Building

Babbage Building: engineering and design facility

A £63 million facility housing labs and specialist workshops focusing on science, computing and engineering, including ORE development.

Energy and Sustainability Laboratory with Wind Tunnel 

Our brand-new 180 kph sub-sonic wind tunnel enables practical experimentation and analysis of FLOW engineering systems, comparing scientific theory and numerical simulation with the realities of observed operational behaviour. 
Based in the  Babbage Building 

FLOW development laboratories

Our new Babbage building contains a suite of labs directly relevant to research and development in the FLOW sector, including the Heavy Structures and Geotechnics Lab, the Materials Analysis and Characterisation Lab, the Composites Engineering Lab, and more.
Based in the  Babbage Building 

Autonomous marine vessels and equipment

Our Autonomous Marine Systems research group employs a wide range of vessels and equipment, including remote sensors, drones, ROV systems and the Cetus uncrewed surface vessel.
Based at the waterside Marine Station 

High Performance Computer Centre (HPCC)

Enabling supercomputer-based research on coastal processes and marine renewable energy, supported by knowledge exchange, consultancy, data security and professional development for industry partners.

Coastal Marine Applied Research equipment

Comprehensive range of field equipment, including surface current drifters, bathymetric data sensors, velocimeters and wave measurements buoys, available for hire from CMAR.
COAST wave tank
COAST Laboratory
Cetus square
Autonomous marine vessel (Cetus)
Cyber-SHIP Lab researchers at work
Cyber-SHIP Laboratory
Autonomous Systems Test Lab
Autonomous Systems Test Lab
CMAR's acoustic doppler velocimeter
CMAR's acoustic doppler velocimeter
Maritime Simulation Laboratory - new dynamic positioning simulator
Maritime Simulation Laboratory
Visual concept of the Babbage Building engineering and design facility
Babbage Building: engineering and design facility
Wind Tunnel Test Facility
Wind Tunnel Test Facility