The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub, led by the University of Plymouth, has launched an interactive Research Landscape to communicate Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) research.
The mission of the Supergen ORE Hub is to connect academia, industry, policymakers and the public to inspire research and innovation and maximise the societal value in offshore wind, wave and tidal energy.
Following a series of consultation events with over 180 partners, the Hub has developed a series of research themes, challenges and opportunities faced by the ORE community.
After working with digital creative agency Elixel, these can now be communicated through the web-based interactive Research Landscape, providing information about ORE research in an easily accessible format.
The Research Landscape showcases current research across all three ORE technology sectors, including the Hub’s own core research and research supported through its Flexible Fund. It also encourages UK academics to submit relevant research projects and papers for inclusion, in order to continually develop the information held by the Hub.
The Supergen ORE Hub was established in July 2018 thanks to £5million of funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and was subsequently awarded a further £4million in June 2019.
Professor Deborah Greaves OBE, Director of the Supergen ORE Hub and Head of the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics at the University, said:
“We are delighted to be launching the Supergen ORE Hub’s Research Landscape tool, which will guide and strengthen the focus of academic effort in Offshore Renewable Energy. The platform will promote offshore wind, wave and tidal research to raise awareness and maximise its impact by enhancing collaborations between academia, industry and government.”
The Research Landscape can be accessed at www.supergen-ore.net/research-landscape, where researchers can also find out how to include a relevant research project or paper.