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The Centre for Decarbonisation and Offshore Renewable Energy (C-DORE) brings together a critical mass of leading research and expertise from across the University of Plymouth. Through co-creation and collaboration with partners from business, government and key communities from across the globe, it aims to be a beacon for the University’s whole-system transdisciplinary approach to solutions-oriented research, accelerating sustainable developments in decarbonisation and renewable energy.
In response to climate change imperatives, C-DORE’s work aligns to the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy, British Energy Security Strategy and Clean Maritime Plan. Strongly positioned to build on the leading role the University enjoys nationally and internationally through research and teaching, the Centre will support the substantial opportunity the city and region now has to engage with the agendas for the South West. Its contribution will be central to capitalising on new developments planned in the Celtic Sea, and the subsequent economic benefit through jobs and growth in the supply chain. 

Overarching research themes

Areas of expertise

Celtic Sea floating offshore wind

Key partnerships

ORE Supergen Hub

The Supergen Offshore Renewable Energy Hub

Led by the University of Plymouth, the EPSRC-funded Hub is addressing technical, environmental and interdisciplinary challenges through collaboration, cementing the UK's position as a global leader in offshore renewable energy.

Latest news and events

Celtic Sea floating offshore wind
Study explores the potential for Cornwall to host pioneering centre for floating offshore wind research

The University is leading a feasibility study supported by funding from the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Good Growth Fund

24 May 2024
We are attending the All-Energy Exhibition and Conference in Glasgow, the meeting place for the renewable and low-carbon energy community.
All-Energy is the largest event in the UK that promotes low-carbon energy and renewable energy supply chains. The main objective of this event is to unite the renewable energy community for two days of uninterrupted business, networking, and creating new connections. The co-located Dcarbonise event is specifically designed for energy end-users in both the private and public sectors.

Forum on Innovative Development of Ocean New Energy in the New Era: Importance of offshore wind to address climate change

Professor Lars Johanning Chair in Ocean Technology at the University of Plymouth has given a key note speech at ‘The Forum on Innovative Development of Ocean New Energy in the New Era’, held in Sanya, Hainan, China on 9th to 11th January 2024.
The Forum focused on the exchange of academic thoughts and cutting-edge achievements in offshore renewable energy development in China and globally. Topics discussed were dedicated to strengthen the deep cross-disciplinary integration of ocean engineering and related disciplines, promote leading research, and industrial development of offshore renewable energy, and building a platform for catalysing ground breaking ideas. This symposium was visited by over 100 leading researchers and included an opening ceremony, key note speeches, plenary sessions, a forum for female scientists, and a forum for young scholars. 
Harbin Engineering University was the main organiser, and the event was held at the Sanya South China Sea Innovation and Development Campus of Harbin Engineering University. Co-organisers include the School of Shipbuilding Engineering at Harbin Engineering University, the International Cooperation Joint Laboratory of Ship and Ocean Engineering Technology under the Ministry of Education, the Key Laboratory of Deep-Sea Engineering Equipment and Technology under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, and the National Key Laboratory of Hydropower Equipment.

Addressing the global challenge of climate change needs cross-border efforts. The recent trend of an increase of 1.5°C in global warming needs fast actions from all countries, and initiatives such as the ‘The Forum on Innovative Development of Ocean New Energy in the New Era’ helps to accelerate technology development and inform decision makers. It is an privilege to be invited and to be able to present cross-border experience to accelerate the role out of offshore renewable technologies.

Lars JohanningLars Johanning
Leading researcher with international recognition in the field of ocean technology with a focus towards offshore renewable energy and decarbonisation